, 2022-06-24 02:00:00,
The largest-ever caravan of migrants traveling through Mexico to the United States’s southern border has broken up into large subgroups that continue marching north along Mexican highways, while others have already begun crossing into South Texas.
A video taken by media in Mexico shows a large group of migrants walking on the right side of a highway, approaching Sabinas, Coahuila, about 60 miles from the U.S. border town of Eagle Pass, Texas. They have continued to travel north, walking and being driven roughly 1,000 miles through Mexico over the past two weeks despite Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s warnings not to attempt illegally entering his state.
“An estimated 950 migrants are en route to Eagle Pass. They are currently in Sabinas, Coahuila where they will regroup since most got rides on different vehicles to avoid walking in the heat from Monterrey. This was the scene yesterday when I drove from Monterrey to Piedras Negras,” reporter Auden Cabello of Real America’s Voice wrote in a post to Instagram early Friday. Cabello reported that one woman in the group was killed after being struck by a vehicle on the road.
Migrants embarked from southern Mexico in a caravan fashion in early June. Group counts ranged from 6,000 to 15,000. Federal and local law enforcement officials based in South Texas’s Del Rio region told the Washington Examiner on Monday that many from the caravan successfully evaded Mexican authorities and were able to cross the border illegally into the U.S. over the past several days.
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“I talked to one of our federal partners early this morning,” said Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez of Val Verde County, Texas, whose county runs up against 110 miles of the Mexican border. “They’re getting remnants of the caravan. Yesterday, they had just shy of 2,000 people apprehended in the sector, which is probably an all-time high for the day.”
On Thursday, the Border Patrol’s top official for the Del Rio region, which spans 245 miles from west of Laredo toward Big Bend National Park, said agents have experienced “increasing numbers of large groups [illegally] crossing into our area,” including a group of 300 people near Eagle Pass. Eagle Pass is about 60 miles down the border from Del Rio, which tens of thousands of migrants crossed in a matter of days last September.
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