More than 7,000 Central Americans have joined a migrant caravan heading north toward the U.S.-Mexico border. President Trump has referred to the group as a national emergency. Many of the migrants, most of whom hail from Honduras and Guatemala, say they are fleeing violence and poverty. Forum discusses the latest immigration news and the historical context of the caravan.
Central American Migrant Caravan Continues Journey North
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Honduran migrants taking part in a new caravan heading to the US, arrive to Chiquimula, Guatemala, on October 22, 2018. (Photo: Orlando Estrada/AFP/Getty Images)
Nick Miroff, national security reporter, Washington Post
Suyapa Portillo, associate professor of Chicano/a-Latino/a transnational studies, Pitzer College
Sarah Kinosian, freelance journalist