It is an invasion force, they are marching under the flag of Honduras.
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.”