The Americas ; Splintered migrant caravan groups arrive at US border

 

 

By Maria Verza | AP
November 14 at 1:21 PM

ESCUINAPA, Mexico — Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled to reach the U.S. border, catching rides on buses and trucks for hundreds of miles in the last leg of their journey Wednesday as the first sizable groups began arriving in the border city of Tijuana.

Authorities in Tijuana were struggling to deal with a group of 357 migrants who arrived aboard nine buses Tuesday and another group about the same size that was approaching the city Wednesday.

The first group immediately went to a stretch of border fence in Tijuana to celebrate.

A couple of dozen migrants scaled the steel border fence to celebrate their arrival, chanting “Yes, we could!” and one man dropped over to the U.S. side briefly as border agents watched from a distance. He ran quickly back to the fence.

more:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/us-hardens-border-at-tijuana-to-prepare-for-migrant-caravan/2018/11/13/82276334-e7a6-11e8-8449-1ff263609a31_story.html?utm_term=.da8898318039A Catholic nun gives travel advice to Central American migrants riding in the bed of a semi-trailer, as they move toward the U.S. border, in Ixtlán del Rio, Nayarit, Mexico, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. The U.S. government said it was starting work Tuesday to “harden” the border crossing from Tijuana, Mexico, to prepare for the arrival of a migrant caravan leapfrogging its way across western Mexico. (Marco Ugarte/Associated Press)

 

 

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