Group running asylum caravan fears spotlight comes at a cost

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The group that organized a monthlong caravan of Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States wanted to draw attention to the plight of people fleeing violence. Judging by the headlines, it has been a smashing success.

Pueblo Sin Fronteras’ third caravan in the past year has grabbed the most attention by far. President Donald Trump says it offers proof that more must be done to secure the border with Mexico.

Group founder Roberto Corona considers the intense spotlight a mixed blessing. Caravan supporters have contributed money and free legal advice. And it created more public awareness of the toll of violence in Central America. But he said it may sharpen a border crackdown by the U.S. government.

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