(Caravan update)…It was delivered to the County Board of Supervisors Tuesday.
The update was presented by Chief Border Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez and Calexico Port Director David Salazar. The caravan was formed in Honduras, and grew as it passed thru Central America, and mostly in Guatemala. There were clashes and skirmishes with Mexican Law Enforcement as the caravan moved into Mexico. At last word, 3,000 to 4,000 members of the caravan were in Mexico City. They were being housed and fed there. From there they would be moving north, but in which exact direction is not known. Some information indicated the ultimate goal would be to reach Tijuana, Baja California. Chavez and Salazar said Imperial County was prepared for an influx of people. Salazar later said the military troops being sent to the border would be used for infrastructure, surveillance, as well as transportation via helicopters and other equipment. They will have no arrest or detention capabilities. It is not known when the caravan can be expected to arrive at the international border.