- Title: Caravan migrants consider staying in Mexico as Trump rachets up criticism
- Date: 5th November 2018
- Summary: CORDOBA, VERACRUZ, MEXICO (NOVEMBER 4, 2018) (REUTERS) MIGRANTS CAMPING OUT IN SPORTS COURT CHILDREN PLAYING AT TEMPORARY SHELTER MIGRANT CHILDREN PLAYING WITH HULA HOOPS CHILDREN COLOURING IN CHILDREN PLAYING WITH VOLUNTEERS VOLUNTEERS AND MIGRANTS GATHERED MIGRANTS SITTING ON THE FLOOR FAMILIES SITTING ON THE GROUND (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) HONDURAN MIGRANT, OSCAR GARCIA, SAYING: "In this journey, we have considered taking the option of asking for asylum here in Mexico. In Mexico there are opportunities to go forward, more than (in my country). And in regard to Trump, I don't care. I left behind my country". MIGRANTS ON THE GROUND CHILDREN SITTING AND LYING ON THE GROUND GIRL SITTING ON GROUND MIGRANTS LYING ON GROUND (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) HONDURAN MIGRANT, JACKZON GARCIA, SAYING: "As for staying on in Mexico, if I can find a job so as to support my family. My family is very poor, and I need to help them. I need to give it my all, to go out (and work) for them." MIGRANTS AT SHELTER WHERE DONATED CLOTHES ARE AVAILABLE MIGRANTS ON THE GROUND AT SPORTS COURT MIGRANTS SEATED AND LYING ON THE GROUND WOMAN ARRANGING HER MAKE UP FAMILY GATHERED TOGETHER (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) HONDURAN MIGRANT, CARLOS FLORES, SAYING: "With the little that you get in U.S. dollars goes a long way in Honduras. But what you earn here (in Mexico) not so much, you have to pay for food, room, things are expensive here." VARIOUS OF MIGRANTS PREPARING TO SLEEP ON THE GROUND CHILDREN AND MOTHERS SITTING ON THE GROUND FOOD BEING DISTRIBUTED MIGRANTS WAITING FOR FOOD
- Embargoed: 19th November 2018 03:38
- Keywords: Central America Guatemala Honduras Cordoba work visa USA border Mexico Veracruz President Donald Trump migrants
- Location: CORDOBA, VERACRUZ, MEXICO
- City: CORDOBA, VERACRUZ, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Asylum/Immigration/Refugees,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001958AG5J
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Amidst criticism from US President Donald Trump, some migrants travelling in a caravan through Mexico are considering staying on in the country.
Ahead of U.S. congressional elections, President Donald Trump has warned repeatedly about the advance of the caravan and ordered thousands of troops to the Mexican border, where units strung up razor wire this weekend.
This group of migrants is made up of many children. They're resting in the city of Cordoba in Veracruz before they head off to Mexico City where some will consider getting a job in the bustling capital.
President Enrique Pena Nieto has called on migrants travelling through Mexico to register so that they can participate in a temporary work programme being offered by the government.
The leftist local government of Mexico City has set up medical and food aid facilities for migrants arriving in the capital, stressing the need for a humanitarian response to the challenges of the caravan.
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