Published: Sun, October 21, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Chaos erupts as caravan of Honduran migrants reaches Guatemala-Mexico border

Chaos erupts as caravan of Honduran migrants reaches Guatemala-Mexico border

Manelich Castilla told Foro TV the migrants will enter in an orderly fashion.

More than 300 people have taken up a government offer of a bus ride home to their country, police said. But the message didn't appear to resonate with members of the caravan Thursday who "violently" tore down fenced barriers and injured Mexican police in order to make a path for thousands to pour into Mexico. "Tolerating illegality is not real compassion, not for own American citizens and not for illegal immigrants who are often abused by the inherent criminality of porous borders", Steve Cortes, president of the Trump Hispanic Advisory Council and a campaign adviser, tells The Washington Times.

Thousands of Central American migrants stormed the northern Guatemalan border on Friday, successfully forcing their way into Mexican territory as part of a larger effort to reach the United States.

Seeking to maintain order after a chaotic Friday in which thousands rushed across the border bridge only to be halted by a phalanx of officers in riot gear, authorities began handing out numbers for people to be processed in a strategy seen before at USA border posts when large numbers of migrants show up there. About 50 managed to push their way through before officers unleashed pepper spray and the rest retreated.

"It was a great sacrifice, but it's all for a better life", he said.

"One way or another, we will pass", they changed, clambering atop to USA -donated military jeeps parked at the scene as Guatemalan police looked on.

"I also asked for authorisation to hire ground transportation for anyone who wants to return, and an air bridge for special cases of women, children, the elderly and the sick", Mr Hernandez tweeted. "But there will also be a humanitarian way that we will think about the migrant in the first place". "Now we're being pushed back", Weir said.

Like Guatemala and Honduras, Mexico is a country of many migrants, raising the question of whether the political will exists for a confrontation.

Mexican authorities have met and spoken with the migrants, telling them 100 would be allowed through each day to be processed. Mexico's president, Enrique Peña Nieto, said on Saturday that the caravan of people could seek asylum or enter with the right travel documents, but "irregular entry" would not be tolerated.

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"There is nothing there", Orellana said.

Tensions rose Thursday when an immigration activist who led a migrant caravan through Mexico last spring was arrested by federal police and immigration agents in Ciudad Hidalgo on the Mexican side of the border.

"Well, we're looking at a lot of things", he said.

"May Trump's heart be touched so he lets us through", Rodriguez said.

The Mexican government has said any migrant who decides to cross illegally will be detained and deported. If the Honduran President was more responsible, there wouldn't be so much emigration, but there are no jobs.

Officials from the USA and Mexico agreed on a plan of action in response to the approaching horde after President Trump threatened via Twitter to not only cut foreign aid funding, but to deploy the military to close the southern border as well.

Hundreds of Mexican Federal Police sealed the border as drones and helicopters hovered above the crowd, which waited on a bridge in sweltering heat.

In Mexico City, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said after meeting his Mexican counterpart that migration across the two countries' border is reaching "a moment of crisis".

With all eyes on a caravan of Honduran migrants intent on coming to the U.S., President Trump has a message for Congress' top Dems.

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