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BuzzFeed: Migrant Caravan That Upsets Trump Nears US Border

BuzzFeed: Migrant Caravan That Upsets Trump Nears US Border
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By    |   Tuesday, 24 April 2018 09:03 PM

The group of hundreds of largely Central American migrants traveling in a caravan through Mexico toward the United States is nearing the U.S. border, but President Donald Trump has lashed out that failing to stop the group could stall the tense NAFTA negotiations, BuzzFeed reports.

The caravan started its journey through Mexico a month ago with about 1,500 people and has since dwindled to 600 men, women, and children from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, according to Splinter. Many of the women and children were planning to seek asylum in the U.S. after they reach Tijuana, according to a coordinator from immigrant rights group Pueblo Sin Fronteras that has been organizing similar caravans for several years.

The remaining group is made up of "the most vulnerable individuals," Abeja said.

About 130 women and children are expected to arrive in Mexicali, on the Mexican side of the U.S. border. They are expected to arrive sometime Tuesday night on a bus they boarded in Hermosillo, in Mexico's Sonora state.

Trump called on Mexico to stop the caravan and renewed his push for funding for his border wall.

Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said Monday "if members of the 'caravan' enter the country illegally, they will be referred for prosecution for illegal entry in accordance with existing law."

"For those seeking asylum, all individuals may be detained while their claims are adjudicated efficiently and expeditiously, and those found not to have a claim will be promptly removed from the United States."

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