Huge migrant caravan stopped on Mexico-Guatemala border

Huge migrant caravan stopped on Mexico-Guatemala border

Huge migrant caravan stopped on Mexico-Guatemala border

Trump wrote on Twitter.

Asked in the Televisa interview whether Mexico was doing Trump's "dirty work", Videgaray said Mexico "defines its migration policy in a sovereign manner" and the country's priority is to protect the migrants and ensure their human rights. In recent years, Mexico has deported more Central American immigrants than the United States.

A caravan of 3,000 migrants is moving north through Central America and toward the us southern border - on a collision course with the midterm elections, as yet another factor that could sway voters.

Trump's threat came as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo prepared to travel later in the day to Panama and then Mexico City, where he was to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Friday.

His successor, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, takes office December 1.

Typically, when a person manages to sneak into the United States through Mexico - regardless of whether they were from Mexico or some point farther south - they're detained and housed in the United States until their case is decided. "It's very important to have a relationship of friendship".

However, by the end of Thursday, the USA president was also thanking Mexico for its efforts to contain the caravan.

Some climbed atop the gate and the US -donated jeeps as they clamoured to be allowed to pass.

Mexico's government has sought assistance from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The United States provides millions of dollars in aid to countries like El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, Trump noted.

Several of the migrants told The New York Times they hoped to pursue a better life for themselves and their families.

But foreign minister Videgaray said that was "false" and that no such deal had been made.

An immigration activist who led a similar migrant caravan through Mexico in April was arrested on Thursday in the Mexican city of Ciudad Hidalgo. The nearest border is about 110 miles (177 km) away.

The migrants are mostly Hondurans, but others like Salvadoran Jonathan Guzman have joined the caravan en route.

Illegal immigration is likely to be a top issue in November 6 USA congressional elections and Trump said migrants in the caravan were being used by his political opponents.

"This is a large group of people that are putting women and children in front of the caravan to use as shields as they make their way through", he said.

The migrant caravan has angered U.S. President Donald Trump. Without offering any sort of evidence to support his claim, Trump also called numerous people criminals. "Mexico!" hundreds of migrants climbed or violently tore down a series of barriers leading to the final fence and police line on Mexico's southern border. The caravan, which is made up of people who would normally make their way separately toward the US border, has been transformed into a political demonstration whose daily movements are followed closely by all the region's major media outlets, along with the US Spanish-language network Univision.

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