A migrant traveling towards the U.S. border with the ever-growing caravan told the press numerous criminals have sought refuge in the crowd.

Ryan Saavedra, at the Daily Wire, reports:

“Criminals are everywhere,” one migrant told Fox News. “It’s criminals in here. It is. But it is not that many. It is good people here trying to get through Mexico and then get to the United States. It doesn’t mean that everybody is a criminal.”




The migrant’s admission comes just as Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials said Tuesday that there are “gang members” and people with “significant criminal histories” that are mixed in with the caravan.

“@DHSgov can confirm that there are individuals within the caravan who are gang members or have significant criminal histories,” Department spokesperson Tyler Houlton wrote on Twitter. “Citizens of countries outside Central America, including countries in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, and elsewhere are currently traveling through Mexico toward the U.S.”


Fox News noted earlier that approximately “80 percent” of the then 7,000 people in the caravan “are men under the age of 35.”

According to at least one outlet, Mexico’s El Universal news, more than 14,000 Hondurans – not including those from other countries – are marching toward the United States.

The Catholic Diocese in Tapachula, Mexico and the Mexican National Migration Institute provided that figure.

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