Some migrant caravan members are reportedly demanding $50,000 in reparations from the Trump administration to turn around
Another marching group, which consisted of around 50 migrants, asked America to speed up the asylum seeking process in the country
At least two migrant groups from Central America reportedly marched to the United States consulate in Tijuana in Mexico on Tuesday, demanding reparations from the Donald Trump administration.
Reports state that one of the groups asked the US President to either let them enter the country or give them $50,000 each to go home.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that the first group of migrant, consisting of nearly 100 people, arrived at the consulate on Tuesday at around 11 am. An organizer of the march, Alfonso Guerreo Ulloa, while talking to news outlet said that asking $50,000 for each is not a very big sum for the United States.
"It may seem like a lot of money to you," he said. "But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras." He added that if the migrants get the amount demanded, they will head home and start a business with that money in their regions.
The migrants reportedly also asked America to remove the current Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez from office. Reports state that the group has given 72 hours to the US consulate to respond to their letters, which mentions all their demands.
Shortly after the first group arrived, a second one followed, which consisted of around 50 migrants, who asked America to speed up the asylum seeking process in the country.
The group reportedly also asked the Trump administration to permit at least 300 asylum seekers to enter the US at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego.
"In the meantime, families, women and children who have fled our countries continue to suffer and the civil society of Tijuana continue to be forced to confront this humanitarian crisis, a refugee crisis caused in great part by decades of U.S. intervention in Central America," the letter said.
"A lot of people are leaving because there is no solution here," said Douglas Matute, 38, of Tijuana. "We thought they would let us in. But Trump sent the military instead of social workers."