Mexico detains caravan of greater than 200 Central American migrants

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MEXICO CITY — Mexican immigration brokers on Wednesday detained nearly the entire Central American migrants on a fourth caravan that not too long ago entered Mexico searching for to achieve the US.

Mexico’s Nationwide Immigration Institute stated 213 migrants have been detained and brought to a processing heart. These discovered to lack correct paperwork might face repatriation to their dwelling international locations.

The migrants detained on a freeway between the Guatemalan border and the southern Mexican metropolis of Tapachula included 186 individuals from El Salvador, 16 from Guatemala, 10 Honduras and one Nicaraguan.

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The group set out from El Salvador on Nov. 18 and apparently crossed the river dividing Guatemala and Mexico on Tuesday. That’s the similar route the three bigger caravans took after getting into Mexico beginning Oct. 19.

The caravans discover power in numbers, and Mexican officers have been loath to confront the primary caravans, which numbered between 1,500 and 6,000. However brokers have detained smaller teams that cut up off from the bigger caravans.

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Mexico has provided residency and different forms of visas to migrants within the caravans, however most have refused, saying they wish to attain the US.

Additionally Wednesday, prosecutors within the northern state of Baja California — the place the primary caravan is now camped out — confirmed {that a} migrant was run over and killed by an unidentified car on a freeway between the border cities of Mexicali and Tijuana.

The state prosecutor’s workplace stated 17-year-old Oscar Baudiel Cruz Alcerro, of Honduras was discovered useless on the roadside with fractures and a dented cranium, with elements from a white automobile scattered close by.

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Migrants stranded in Mexicali have been strolling and hitching rides to affix up with the principle a part of the caravan in Tijuana, about 110 miles (180 kilometers) to the west.

Not less than one different migrant was killed early within the caravan when he fell off a truck on a freeway within the southern state of Chiapas.

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