Migrant caravan arrives at US-Mexico border

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The Central American migrant caravan trekking towards the United States converged on the US-Mexican border on Thursday (Nov 15) after more than a month on the road, undeterred by President Donald Trump’s deployment of thousands of American troops near the border. 온라인카지노

Around 800 migrants riding on 22 buses arrived at dawn in Tijuana, which is located across from San Diego, California, and walked from the highway into the city in massive waves of people, their belongings on their backs.

They joined more than 750 other caravan members who had traveled ahead and reached the city in recent days.

The full caravan – some 5,500 migrants in all – was expected to continue arriving in Tijuana in the coming hours thanks to buses organised by charities, private donors and local authorities, with the last groups reaching the city by Friday.

Across the border, nearly 6,000 troops deployed by Donald Trump have been busy erecting concrete barriers and razor-wire fences to deter what the US president has described as an “invasion.” 바카라사이트

“I feel better now that we’ve reached the border. Tired, but better. I’ve been on the road for a month, traveling with my four daughters,” Honduran migrant Miriam Fernandez, 32, told AFP.

The migrants are mostly fleeing poverty and unrest in Central America’s “Northern Triangle” – El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, where brutal gang violence has fuelled some of the highest murder rates in the world.

Hundreds of Tijuana residents protested overnight at Friendship Park, a beachside square where the migrants have set up camp along the fence between Mexico and the United States.in the world.

Singing the Mexican national anthem and shouting anti-immigrant slogans, some protesters threw stones at the migrants, even targeting children in some cases, an AFP correspondent said. 인터넷바카라

“We don’t want you. Would you want us to go to your house and make a huge mess?” shouted one woman.

Mexican Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete said the protest was fuelled by rumours that the migrants had refused food, shelter and clothing donated by local residents, and urged Mexicans not to “criminalise” the caravan.

Some migrants did in fact refuse to register at the shelter set up in Tijuana, fearful the authorities would pass their names to the United States, migrant rights activists said.

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