The latest Central American ‘migrant caravan’ crossed into Mexico both “legally and illegally” Friday; setting the stage for a showdown with American authorities as the undocumented workers head north.
“Hundreds of Central Americans entered Mexico illegally as the latest migrant caravan to set its sights on the United States began crossing the Mexican-Guatemalan border en masse Friday,” writes France24.
“Not content to wait five days for the humanitarian visas Mexico is offering them, several hundred migrants took to make-shift rafts to cross the Suchiate River, which forms the frontier, or snuck across the loosely guarded border bridge overnight,” adds the article.
The illegal crossings come just hours after Mexican authorities effectively “opened” their border crossings to “avoid confrontations” with the Central American migrants.
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