Rep. Cuellar Says Migrant Caravan headed to California, not Texas
Washington | Olya Voytovich, DC Press Secretary (202-226-1583); Leslie Martinez, District Press Secretary (956-286-6007), November 9, 2018
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released an update regarding the migrant caravan currently en route to the U.S.-Mexico Border. As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Congressman Cuellar has received several briefings by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding this migration.
“As a Member of Congress, I represent over 290 miles of the southwest border. My District is also home to about 736,150 hard-working citizens and 8 major ports of entry between the U.S. and Mexico, making border and national security a top priority of mine. In response to the impending migrant caravan, I want to provide my constituents with as much information as possible, including a map, to help them understand and assess the current situation regarding the migrant caravan.
“The caravan with over 6,000 migrants has departed Mexico City en route to Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. This caravan will likely follow the Viacrucis caravan that made its way to the California border in April 2018. It is expected that it will take approximately two weeks before a significant portion of the caravan will reach the U.S. border near San Diego, California.
There are another 4,000 migrants headed north in three additional caravans, according to the International Organization for Migration.”
The Congressman will continue to provide periodic updates on the caravan migration in the coming weeks.
The above image represents one possible route the caravan formed on October 13 in Honduras (approximately 6,000 members) may follow. This caravan is currently located in Mexico City.