Fri Jun 7, 2019, 09:25 PM

Mexico Arrested Two Caravan Organizers Amid Pressure From The Trump Administration To Stop

Illegal Immigrants

Mexican authorities have arrested two organizers of last spring’s large Central American caravan that drew intense ire from the Trump administration, for allegedly transporting immigrants in exchange for money.
Irineo Mujica, the director of Pueblo Sin Fronteras, was arrested Wednesday in the Mexican state of Sonora, and Cristóbal Sánchez, the founder of Migrant Culture Collective, was arrested at his home by plainclothes officers.

In a statement, Mexican prosecutors said two Honduran immigrants in April and May told authorities that Mujica and Sánchez promised to bring them into Mexico illegally, take them to the northern border, and smuggle them into the United States in exchange for money.
Mujica is accused of transporting immigrants, including children, while Sánchez is accused of helping people enter Mexico without legal documentation.

The arrests come as the US intensifies pressure on Mexico to stop the surge of immigrants, many from Central America, from arriving at the southern border.

Wait. I thought these caravans were just spontaneous groups of people with no organizers

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