Lawmaker Who Arranged Massive Migrant Caravan Being Deported

  • 10/17/2018 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Lawmaker Who Arranged Massive Migrant Caravan Being Deported
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Guatemala authorities detained a Honduran politician heading with hundreds of migrants towards the U.S.-Mexico border yesterday after President Trump threatened to cut off foreign aid.

Fox News reports:
  

Ex-legislator Bartolo Fuentes, who is said to have organized the march, was detained by Guatemalan authorities after failing to register with migration officials upon entering the country.  Wilmer Simon Gomez and Michael Fajardo were among two others detained from the migrant group.

An official with the country’s migration agency said that Fuentes was to be taken to a migrant shelter and then deported.

News of the caravan, which is said to comprise some 2,000 migrants, prompted Trump to double down on threats to cut off aid to Honduras if the mass migration continues.

   

The government of Honduras has called the group of travelers an “irregular mobilization” that is "obviously political and seeks to upset governability, stability and peace in Honduras and the United States."


The caravan departed from San Pedro Sula, Honduras and is the second such one this year.
 Source: AAN
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