Published: Wed, November 14, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Hundreds of migrants from caravan group reach United States border

Hundreds of migrants from caravan group reach United States border

Customs and Border Protection officials recommended that motorists crossing from Tijuana into San Diego "anticipate increased wait times because of the lanes closures".

Approximately 100 of an estimated 11,000 migrants, less than 1 percent of those USA officials are tracking across four groups, may reach the US border south of San Diego on Sunday. Tijuana, in the Mexican state of Baja California, is at the westerly end of the border, around 17 miles (38km) from San Diego, California. So far, more than 7,000 troops have been ordered to deploy to the southwest border across Texas, Arizona, and California.

It is his first visit since the military announced over 7,000 United States troops would be moved to the area.

The U.S. Border Patrol sent a news release stating it believes some of the people at the fence are from the caravan that's been traveling through Mexico from Honduras.

The closures are expected to last "until sometime after people in the caravan arrive to the border", the agency said.

But migrants planning to seek asylum in the United States said they were undeterred by the crackdown.

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USA media is reporting that the early arrivers at the border are a splinter group which arrived on private buses.

They claimed they had been discriminated against by other people in the caravan, which has now swollen to nearly 7,000.

Speaking to The Guardian, Morán and his girlfriend Victoria, 19, said they had left the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa to escape poverty and gang violence.

"These dedicated, skilled, highly trained men and women will likely miss Thanksgiving [with] family, are near American cities but eating MREs", he said, referring to the self-contained "Meal, Ready-to-Eat" rations given to service members in combat or other field conditions where food facilities are not available.

A caravan consisting of several thousand migrants from Central American countries has recently resumed movement towards the USA border after a brief stop in the Mexican capital.

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