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Mass Migration Of Central Americans To The U.S. Dissolves, Others Will Continue To Forward

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What began as a massive group of an estimated 1,200 Central Americans that were seeking asylum in the United States has now dissipated somewhat. Today, less than a week after the caravan began their journey on foot, Mexican officials are breaking up the massive group and instead giving them humanitarian visas, The Washington Post reports. The visas will also let the migrants to travel within Mexico for up to a month in order to file an immigration claim. Others, however, will venture on and try to get asylum in the U.S.

The caravan is an organized trip that happens annually, however, this year’s journey is reportedly the largest since the organized trips began more than a decade ago. One of the reasons they travel in large numbers is simply to be cautious. There’s a safety issue and if they travel united, there’s a higher chance of remaining safe.

The massive gathering got the attention of the President Donald Trump, which has put a major spotlight on the journey.

Gracias a las comunidad d Matias Romero por su solidaridad con la Caravana Viacrusis Migrantes en la Lucha.

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While President Trump’s anti-immigration agenda has targeted Mexicans and Muslims, his aim on Central America in particular with Honduras and El Salvador has been just as tough. Earlier this year, Trump rescinded protection for an estimated 200,000 Salvadorans who were living in the U.S. since 2001 after a devastating earthquake struck El Salvador.

President Trump took to Twitter earlier this week to voice his frustration with what he says are “weak immigration policies.”

It’s reported that about 80 percent of those who are requesting asylum from the U.S. are from Honduras — the turbulent country plagued with violence. The migration trip is organized by Pueblos Sin Fronteras, an organization who’s been accompanying asylum seekers for the past 15 years. Their aim is to facilitate shelter, provide food, and guidance through the group’s 2,000-mile journey. The people — most of them women and children, though also include men — began on foot in Tapachula near the Guatemalan border to America late in March.

Pueblo Sin Fronteras organized the march to help the participants stay safe during their travel.

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However, in the past couple of days the continuation of the trip has become uncertain due to the interference of the Mexican government. BuzzFeed reports that the Mexico’s National Institute of Immigration (INM) has announced that they will break up the caravan by offering visas. BuzzFeed also reports that the people who will be given visas will be the most at risk that are traveling in the caravan including “pregnant women, people with disabilities, or people with chronic illnesses like HIV.” The remaining people will have to petition the Mexican government for permanent stay or be ordered to return to their native country.

“We didn’t leave our countries just because we wanted to,” Zelaya Gomez told The Washington Post. “It’s for the safety of our children.”

Trump’s tweets about the caravan have fueled even more threats from the Trump administration about border security. The president said he will place the National Guard at the border, however, according to White House officials, they won’t have “physical contact” with migrants or process any paperwork, NBC News reports.

As for the caravan of migrants, some will continue to the U.S.

Pueblo Sin Fronteras organizer Irineo Mujica told The Washington Post, “We will try to find a better way of doing our caravans’ in coming years. We didn’t anticipate, or want, a caravan of this size.”


READ: President Trump’s Latest DACA Tweet Has Everyone Questioning How Much He Knows About The Program

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This Victory Makes Christian Villanueva The Fifth Mexican Baseball Player In MLB Ever To Hit Three Home Runs In A Single Game

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This Victory Makes Christian Villanueva The Fifth Mexican Baseball Player In MLB Ever To Hit Three Home Runs In A Single Game

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Tuesday night was a huge night for the San Diego Padres and a historical night for third baseman Christian Villanueva. The Padres took their first win of the season with a score of 8-4 against the Colorado Rockies – three of those being home run hitters by 26-year-old rookie, Villanueva. This has made Villanueva the second Padres rookie player ever to hit three home runs in a single game.

Villanueva’s home run hitters were blasted out of the field at a speed of 105, 106 and 107 mph, according to mlb.com.

Here’s a video that shows you how far Villanueva hit his three home runs:


Not only does this victory make Villanueva the second Padres rookie player ever to hit three home runs in a single game, it also makes him the fifth Mexican baseball player ever to hit three home runs in a single game. Moreover, it makes him the third baseball player to have a three home run game in the first 15 games of his career since 1908, according to the Padres radio network.

This amazing victory had Padres fans completely  and utterly *shook*.

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This will definitely go down in baseball history and he’ll for sure be the toast of San Diego for a long time.

This video shows the level of excitement fans felt after Villanueva’s third home run.

https://twitter.com/McCartyConnor/status/981397043414528001


Padres fans were so pumped after Villanueva’s third home run, that he was congratulated with a curtain call – the first curtain call for the Padres since the 2015 season, according to mlb.com.  

And with this type of performance, Padres fans are hoping that Villanueva gets more playing time, considering that he isn’t the starting third baseman for the team.


In a post-interview with Fox Sports, Villanueva said in Spanish, “This is a dream come true.”

Congratulations, Villanueva! ?? ⚾️?


READ: Everyone Should Know About These Latino MLB Legends


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