Migrant Caravan Crosses Into Mexico From Guatemala

Migrant Caravan Pushes North With Three Mexican Federal Police Units In Tow

Andrew Denny - Author
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Oct. 21 2018, Updated 11:51 a.m. ET

Members of the massive migrant caravan heading to the United States from Honduras have breached the Mexican border and continued to push north toward their final destination, according to US News. Mexican authorities tried to stop the caravan at the border on a key bridge that extends over the Suchiate River separating Mexico and Guatemala. Rather than allowing a mass entry, authorities instead allowed some small groups to enter for asylum processing, granting 45-day visitor permits to a few more members of the caravan.

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On Saturday, the migrants gave up trying to enter Mexico through standardized immigration processes as things were progressing too slowly, and many believed they were simply being stymied by Mexican authorities. This morning, about 2,000 of the migrants swam or rafted across the river and re-formed en masse on the Mexican side at a park in the border town of Ciudad Hidalgo. They voted by show of hands to continue their march north en masse. They then marched to the bridge and urged those still on it to join them, vowing to continue north.

As the caravan re-f0rmed, its numbers have swelled to over 5,000 members as they continue north. Many of the caravan’s newcomers are actually members of a previous caravan, who had been stopped at the Mexican border last year.

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