Statement of the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) on the Migrant Caravan from Honduras
New York, October 22, 2018
The Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) operates 250 programs for migrants around the world---shelters, community centers, and parishes. SIMN manages migrant shelters in Guatemala City; Tecun Uman, Guatemala; Tapachula, Mexico; and Tijuana, Mexico.
The migrant “caravan” of several thousand persons which left Honduras last week on a journey to safety consists of vulnerable children and families seeking asylum in Mexico and the United States. They are migrating in a large group in order to protect themselves from human traffickers, corrupt government and enforcement officials, drug cartels, and unscrupulous smugglers.Read More