International media outlets are telling a different story than many US Cable News Services have described.
Reuters says that 4500 Hondurans have returned to their homeland.
Estimates vary significantly on the group’s size, which has morphed as some migrants return home and newcomers join. At least 150 migrants travelling separately were detained by Friday near Guatemala’s border, a Mexican official said.
More than 1,700 people in the convoy have applied for asylum, while others have returned home, according to Mexico’s government. The Honduran ambassador said on Friday the group officially had 3,500 members. Other estimates go much higher.
“We think it’s very important that every person in the caravan knows these benefits, so that they stop putting their safety at risk crossing these roads,” said federal police commissioner Benjamin Grajeda.
But it seems several others are joining the mass caravan, and it's becoming more of a young male group, and losing most of the 'family' image it may have once had.
Read the full story at Reuters.
Meanwhile, Fox News sent veteran reporter, Griff Jenkins to the US-Mexican border where illegal entry is a daily problem. Jenkins lays in wait to foil one attempt and then joins a border agent who captures one family. The migrant explains how lawless thugs extort and oppress working citizens in Honduras.
Jenkins is now joining Fox News' coverage of the Mass Caravan in Tapanatepec, in the southern region of Oaxaca, Mexico