Caravan Organizer's Message for Trump: 'Let These People In, Let Them Try'
'Most of these people are not bad.'
Fox News' Griff Jenkins spoke to one of the organizers of the migrant caravan that has gathered near the U.S. border in Tijuana.
Thousands of Central American migrants, mostly Hondurans, have joined caravans in recent weeks in an effort to to request asylum in the U.S., provoking the ire of President Trump, who frequently urged Mexico to keep them away from the border and previously ordered thousands of U.S. troops to the area.
Citing "bad sanitary conditions," Mexican authorities shut down a crowded shelter at a Tijuana sports complex on Sunday, moving the remaining migrants to a new, government-run facility that's further from the border.
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard is in Washington, D.C., this week to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis.
Luis Cruz, an organizer with the immigrant rights group Pueblo Sin Fronteras, spoke to Jenkins on Sunday and had a message for President Trump and his administration.
"Let these people in. Let them try. Let them try," Cruz said. "I mean, most of these people are not bad."
As for concerns that hundreds of criminals are embedded in the caravan, Cruz said there's no way to identify and separate the potential criminal element.
"We don't know if they're part of a gang, if they're gang members or not, because they hide," Cruz said.
Jenkins reported the expectation is that Pompeo will push for a plan that keeps the migrants in Mexico.
"The foreign minister is saying he wants a bit of a Marshall Plan, with more commitments for resources and money going to Central American countries to try and stem them from coming in the first place," Jenkins said.