Migrant Caravan: Mother of 8, Leaving 6 Behind Says March To U.S. Border Is For Jobs Not Asylum
It is an invasion, they are marching under the flag of Honduras. Plus they were singing their respective nation’s anthems. That doesn’t make sense if they’re seeking asylum based on fleeing violence.
I thought Trump was the one splitting up families? This single mother of 8 is deserting 6 of her youngest children in a country that is so unlivable that she has to claim refugee status. Send her back!
Several thousand Honduran migrants moved this week through Guatemala, many heading to shelters in Guatemala City for food and rest before they continue on their journeys.
Among them is Karen Aviles. She hopes to reach the U.S. and find work to send money back home. pic.twitter.com/UjC0mK7hx5
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 19, 2018
One of the more than 4,000 migrants traveling in a caravan from Honduras through Mexico and eventually to the U.S.-Mexico border admits that she is seeking a job and a community more safe from drugs, neither of which would make her eligible for asylum.
In an interview with NBC News, a migrant identified as Karen Aviles from Honduras traveling with the caravan said she was looking to go to the U.S. to get a job and to provide a safer area for her daughter, whom she said was getting involved in drugs.
NBC News notes, “Among [the caravan]is Karen Aviles. She hopes to reach the U.S. and find work to send money back home.”[Emphasis added]
“I came because my daughter was getting lost to drugs, to rescue her. She was out on the street,” Aviles says. “I left my six children there. I’ve brought two … the oldest ones. The little ones can wait.”
“I hope that perhaps other countries can help us because in Honduras we haven’t found it,”Aviles continues. “I am a single mother, things are not good. Also, to help the children, the family. It’s tough, it’s tough … for the family.” More