Central American migrants resting in Mexico City debated which route they should take to the border and what options were available to them in Mexico and the United States ahead of vote on what their caravan’s next step should be.

The closthes of Central American migrant woman dries under the sun at a shelter at the Jesus Martinez stadium, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Humanitarian aid converged around the stadium in Mexico City where thousands of Central American migrants winding their way toward the United States were resting Tuesday after an arduous trek that has taken them through three countries in three weeks. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
The closthes of Central American migrant woman dries under the sun at a shelter at the Jesus Martinez stadium, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Humanitarian aid converged around the stadium in Mexico City where thousands of Central American migrants winding their way toward the United States were resting Tuesday after an arduous trek that has taken them through three countries in three weeks. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Members of the thousands-strong caravan meeting in an assembly in a sports stadium late Wednesday emphasized the need to be careful in choosing their route north because any path will inevitably take them through areas where drug cartels are active. A vote on the caravan’s next step could take place late Thursday.

Central American migrant play with other colleagues with a bucket of fabrics at the Jesus Martinez stadium in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Central American migrants on Wednesday continued to straggle in for a rest stop at a Mexico City stadium, where about 4,500 continue to weigh offers to stay in Mexico against the desire of many to reach the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Central American migrant play with other colleagues with a bucket of fabrics at the Jesus Martinez stadium in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Central American migrants on Wednesday continued to straggle in for a rest stop at a Mexico City stadium, where about 4,500 continue to weigh offers to stay in Mexico against the desire of many to reach the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Dennis Mauricio Suarez, 12, from Honduras, eats breakfast at the Jesus Martinez stadium in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Central American migrants on Wednesday continued to straggle in for a rest stop at a Mexico City stadium, where about 4,500 continue to weigh offers to stay in Mexico against the desire of many to reach the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Dennis Mauricio Suarez, 12, from Honduras, eats breakfast at the Jesus Martinez stadium in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Central American migrants on Wednesday continued to straggle in for a rest stop at a Mexico City stadium, where about 4,500 continue to weigh offers to stay in Mexico against the desire of many to reach the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

“California is the longest route but is the best border, while Texas is the closest but the worst” border, said Jose Luis Fuentes of the National Lawyers Guild.

Juan Antonio Ortiz, 38, from Guatemala, rests in a makeshift shelter at the Jesus Martinez stadium in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Central American migrants on Wednesday continued to straggle in for a rest stop at a Mexico City stadium, where about 4,500 continue to weigh offers to stay in Mexico against the desire of many to reach the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Juan Antonio Ortiz, 38, from Guatemala, rests in a makeshift shelter at the Jesus Martinez stadium in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Central American migrants on Wednesday continued to straggle in for a rest stop at a Mexico City stadium, where about 4,500 continue to weigh offers to stay in Mexico against the desire of many to reach the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
A Central American migrant shadowboxes during a rest day at the Jesus Martinez stadium in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Central American migrants on Wednesday continued to straggle in for a rest stop at a Mexico City stadium, where about 4,500 continue to weigh offers to stay in Mexico against the desire of many to reach the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
A Central American migrant shadowboxes during a rest day at the Jesus Martinez stadium in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Central American migrants on Wednesday continued to straggle in for a rest stop at a Mexico City stadium, where about 4,500 continue to weigh offers to stay in Mexico against the desire of many to reach the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Others explained the options available to migrants in Mexico.

Source: The Associated Press

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