Migrant Caravan's Arduous Journey Through Central America Toward U.S

Migrant Caravan's Arduous Journey Through Central America Toward U.S

Mexico deployed hundreds of riot police on Thursday (Oct 18) to its border with Guatemala as a caravan of Central American migrants prepared to cross on their way to the United States, defying President Donald Trump's threats.

The migrants hope to enter Mexico and cross the country to reach the United States.

According to the State Department, Pompeo's visit Friday will focus on the USMCA, immigration and the transition from the Peña Nieto administration to the incoming Andrés Manuel López Obrador administration.

Marcelo Ebrard, who is set to become foreign relations secretary when President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador takes office December 1, said Trump's tweets need to be understood in the context of the upcoming US midterm elections. On Thursday and Friday, the group clashed with police in the town and fought with them as Mexican man who was supporting the march was arrested.

Cristian, who is among the informal leaders of the caravan, estimated about 30 percent of the migrants want to apply for refugee status in Mexico.

Mexico's ambassador to Washington, Geronimo Gutierrez, told Fox News that seven migrants had already made requests to receive refugee status in Mexico.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has welcomed the country's plan and assures the White House will assist in the efforts. Mexico's next foreign minister said he was not surprised by Mr Trump's comments, but did not elaborate.

Mexico's southern border is notoriously porous and it was unclear how numerous migrants would attempt to cross legally at the bridge. The nearest border is about 110 miles (177 km) away.

"We are going to the United States!" he shouted euphorically.

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The exhausted travellers, the majority from Honduras, dispersed to the local migrant shelter and parks where volunteers offered them food.

Mexico's Foreign Ministry is responding to the caravan of around 2,000 migrants that is traveling from Honduras toward Guatemala, aiming to reach the US-Mexican border. It was at that time that President Trump deployed National Guard troops along the border and threatened to rip up the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.

A day earlier, he tweeted, "Hard to believe that with thousands of people from South of the Border, walking unimpeded toward our country in the form of large Caravans, that the Democrats won't approve legislation that will allow laws for the protection of our country".

Now, Scalise says that Trump was "clearly ribbing" Gianforte for the incident, claiming that "not one [Trump supporter] harassed the numerous media reporters who were present". "Hopefully Mexico will stop this onslaught at their Northern Border", Trump wrote.

"You get in touch with the Mexican government and say that we are willing to help you with the U.S. Army across the border", Arpaio told Breitbart News in an interview.

On the Mexico side, the border post is guarded by a heavy security force and tall metal gates.

Edwin Santos of San Pedro Sula was one of the first to race past helpless Guatemalan police, clutching the hands of his father and wife. There are no official estimates of the size of the group.

"It was predictable, and it's also very close to the election".

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