I believe it is important to be compassionate in responding to the migrant caravan.
It is also important to be informed. Long before the causes of the northward migration from the northern triangle became a political football, the World Food Program and others were reporting that most of the migrants said in interviews that they are victims of food and economic insecurity due to drought. They could not feed their families anymore. In 2017, the World Food Program wrote that their report (Food Security and Emigration: Why people flee and the impact on family members left behind in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras) “shows the need to invest in long-term programmes to discourage people in the Dry Corridor from emigrating, and to reduce the risks for emigrants and the impact on the families left behind.” This article links to the report:
The “dry corridor” is a region that runs through the northern triangle that has repeatedly experienced drought conditions. On page 31 of that report is graph showing the inverse relationship between yearly precipitation and migration: the less rain, the more migration. When they refer to “families left behind” they mean that mostly its the men who migrate, and they leave families behind, sometimes worse off.