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KOB 4's Chris Ramirez meets with migrants in Mexico

Chris Ramirez
November 09, 2018 04:07 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The first wave of the migrant caravan is now sheltered at a soccer stadium in Mexico City. It's estimated that up to 4,000 people are there.

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Throughout the midterm elections, President Donald Trump called the caravan an invasion and insisted the caravan was full of dangerous gang members. 

According to the Associated Press, Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham said she is worried about the wellbeing of women and children in migrant caravans approaching the U.S. from Mexico and may reconsider the state's decision to deploy local National Guard troops to the border.

KOB 4’s Chris Ramirez is in Mexico City reporting on the migrant caravan. He said that most of the migrants are traveling as families.

According to reports, Mexican charities and the government are providing medical services, food and shelter. 

“We're even seeing workers here entertain the small kids with games. People here are sleeping wherever they can find space,” Ramirez said. “There are designated tents, but some people are setting up makeshift beds in the stands of the stadium or on sidewalks.”

Ramirez asked around about any dangerous people within the caravan. One man provided an answer. 

“No. We are hardworking people. If we are leaving our country, it's to find a better future, not because we are dangerous,” an anonymous migrant told Ramirez.

KOB will provide an in-depth update of the migrant caravan that will air Sunday.

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