Thousands of Central American migrants resumed an arduous trek toward the U.S. border Monday — and many critics have suggested there could be terrorists among them.
The caravan, estimated to include more than 7,000 people, still roughly more than 1,000 miles away from the U.S. border. It is composed mostly of migrants seeking safety in numbers from gang violence and drug dealers on their trip north .
But new reports show that people from as far away as Asia and Africa have flown into South American and joined the thousands of people attempting to cross the U.S. border illegally.
A reporter for the Spanish-language network Univision revealed that he has met a mass of people from the Muslim-majority country of Bangladesh who had joined the caravan.
He stated, "They infiltrated themselves in this caravan."
Reporting from a bridge in Guatemala, reporter Francisco Santa Anna explained that he himself had met some of these migrants.
The Daily Caller reported a translation of his claims, "The borders in Central American are not as strong as the U.S., which makes it possible for people from Panama and Ecuador to cross easily," Santa Anna said on Univision. "They cross from Costa Rica, then later go through Guatemala and eventually make it into our country."