Mexico starts giving caravan migrants transit visas

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Mexico, Not Trump, Stopped Caravan of Immigrants Heading to the US
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09 April, 2018

Another 600 migrants, he said, mostly from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, had already made it to the central city of Puebla for a conference with USA and Mexican immigration lawyers who were due to give instructions on how to seek asylum.

"And remember my opening remarks at Trump Tower when I opened".

Organizers have been searching for a way to safely move the roughly 1,000 people who have become a target of President Trump as a symbol of weak border controls and the need for tougher United States immigration rules.

Like many, he had joined the caravan - which was never expected to be so big, and never planned to go all the way to the border - because there was safety in numbers.

Apparently indicating the caravan, he added: "Yesterday, it came out where this journey coming up, women are raped at levels that nobody has ever seen before".

Anderson Cobach Zacarias, a 10-year-old from Guatemala at a church in Puebla, Mexico, that has been converted into a shelter for several hundred migrants from Central America, many of home had hoped to travel to the USA border, drawing the ire of President Trump.

"When do we beat Mexico at the border?"

"You take the risk of staying in your own country, where they are going to kill you, or you take the risk of taking this path, which is risky", Bonilla said. "Democrats allow open borders, drugs and crime!" Once in Puebla, organisers plan to hold a three-day conference with USA and Mexican immigration attorneys.

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"I couldn't wait for them to kill me, " Colindres Ortega said.

"We have support teams at the border if there are people who need assistance there, but they would have to travel on their own", he told AFP in the town of Matias Romero, in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.

The newspaper El Heraldo said in a headline Thursday "U.S. deploys National Guard. tin soldiers".

Trump also turned his attention to California, referring to an unsubstantiated claim he's made multiple times before, that millions of people illegally registered to vote twice in states where he lost the popular vote. The cultural diversity is a reminder of why people moved here in the first place. They always like to say that's a conspiracy theory. "Millions and millions of people", he said.

The Pentagon could not say where the money would come from and Trump admitted the White House was still "looking at" costs. Last December, a jury found him not guilty in her death.

Since peaking at around 1,500 people, the caravan has dwindled under pressure from Mr Trump and the Mexican immigration authorities, which vowed to separate those migrants with a right to stay in Mexico from those who did not.

"They aren't accustomed to the Mexican food which is a lot more spicy and acidic than the food they are used to", Mora said.

He threw the piece of paper with his remarks into the air, to laughter from the crowd at the event.


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