People worried about a looming migrant caravan may be happy to know that the once estimated 7,000-strong group has split up.
The Washington Examiner is reporting that the nearly 3,000 people from the group are splitting off and are no longer planning to continue their intended route to the United States border. Apparently, these individuals are considering to choose to settle in Mexico or head back to their home countries.
From the report:
Nearly 3,000 migrants who had been a part of caravans moving from Central America to the United States’ southern border have abandoned the group to either stay in Mexico or return to their home countries in Central America, according to Mexican government officials.
Mexico’s Interior and Foreign Ministries reported, as of Thursday, 2,934 people originally traveling to the U.S. have stopped and applied for asylum in Mexico.
Of those, 927 have canceled their asylum claim with the Mexican government and returned to Guatemala and Honduras, where the caravans originated, according to a government news release.
The two Mexican departments said federal police and immigration officers are helping transport those who chose to return home.
However, even though there is been a split up there are still 4,000 people marching toward the United States, expected to arrive here within a couple weeks.