Mexico allows caravan women, kids in, but thousands remain stranded


At dawn there were still an estimated 1,500 migrants on the Guatemalan side hoping to enter legally.

According to AP, it's not clear where the other people came from as only around 2,000 were gathered on the Mexican side by the night of October 21. Some are trying to bypass Mexico's migration authorities by rafting or even swimming across the massive and fast-running Suchiate River that separates a large part of Guatemala and Mexico.

Trump added that the United States will turn migrants away if they do not apply for asylum first in Mexico.

As the migrants passed through villages on the outskirts of Ciudad Hidalgo, locals applauded, shouted encouragement and donated supplies.

The Mexican government, which has been under pressure by President Donald Trump to stop the caravan, had ordered the migrants to submit to processing by the immigration authorities at a legal border crossing.

Plenty of migrants, however, are sleeping in the streets for fear that immigration officials could arrest them if they are in a shelter.

"I know about this", she says.

Morales said a Honduran migrant died in the town of Villa Nueva, about 20 miles (30 kilometers) from Guatemala City, when he fell from a truck that was transporting migrants.

"I'm looking for a better future for my children". The courts are asking the USA to do things that are not doable!

"We're urging people against migrating in an unlawful way and putting your children in extremely unsafe conditions", Garcia de Hernandez said in a statement. The U.S. president has made it clear to Mexico that he is monitoring its response. "A lot of people say 'I wonder who started that caravan?'" he said.

Honduran migrants take part in a caravan heading to the U.S., on the road linking Ciudad Hidalgo and Tapachula, Chiapas state, Mexico, on October 21, 2018.

Mexican authorities said that from Friday to Sunday, 1,028 people requested asylum in Mexico. Authorities handed out numbers for people to be processed in a strategy seen before at US border posts when dealing with large numbers of migrants. Some paid locals the equivalent of $1.25 U.S. to ferry them across the muddy waters. On the Mexican side of the bridge, they were met by Mexican police in riot gear. She clutched her 2-year-old daughter Dayani, who had recently had a heart operation, as she got off a raft.

"Our dream is to build solidarity bridges among peoples and turn down border walls imposed by greed", they said.

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"We're going to make it, we're going to keep moving so long as they don't stop us", said Honduran Jaffe Borjas, 17, marching alongside a childhood friend at the head of the column that stretched far down the highway to the horizon.

Once they were processed, migrants were bused to an open-air, metal-roofed fairground in the nearby city of Tapachula, where the Red Cross set up small blue tents on the concrete floor.

Central American migrants, part of a caravan trying to reach the USA, use a provisional ladder to climb down from the bridge that connects Mexico and Guatemala to carry on their journey in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Saturday.

Guatemala has organised a fleet of buses to take Hondurans back to their country.

On Sunday, federal police monitored the caravan's progress from a helicopter and had a few units escorting it. "A lot of people say 'I wonder who started that caravan?'" he said in Elko, Nevada, where the caravan has become an issue in the upcoming United States mid-term elections. Others lay exhausted in the open air, with only thin sheets of plastic to protect them from ground soggy from an intense evening shower.

In dozens of interviews along the journey, they have said they are fleeing widespread violence, poverty and corruption in Honduras. He said he wants to go to the United States to work. He said he'd do any kind of work.

"Sadly, it looks like Mexico's Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States".

He reiterated that is seeking Trump's support to help fund a development plan that could alleviate poverty in Central America and southern Mexico. "They want to continue on their way".

Even though the goal is to reach the USA border, she said: "We only want to work and if a job turns up in Mexico, I would do it".

"We are not criminals, we are workers!"

Thousands of Honduran immigrants resumed their march towards the United States yesterday from the southern Mexican city of Ciudad Hidalgo.

The caravan left San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras more than a week ago, following a call on social networks relayed by a former Honduran deputy.