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Hundreds of US-Bound Migrants Storm Border, Rush into Mexico


Added 01-21-20 10:45:03am EST - “Hundreds of Central American migrants seeking to enter the US illegally tried to cross into Mexico but were met by Mexican troops.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Hundreds of US-Bound Migrants Storm Border, Rush into Mexico”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Johan Ordonez / AFP via Getty ImagesCentral American migrants traveling in a caravan to the U.S. border rush across the Suchiate River between Guatemala and Mexico on Jan. 20, 2020. (Johan Ordonez / AFP via Getty Images)

In a chaotic scramble, Honduran migrants seeking to enter the U.S. illegally tried to cross into Mexico on Monday.

Mexican authorities used tear gas and troops in an effort to contain migrants who waded across the river separating Mexico and Guatemala in an effort to reach America’s southern border.

The day began with a caravan estimated to hold more than 4,000 migrants massed on a bridge spanning the river, to be met by Mexican officials who, as promised to President Donald Trump, would not allow them entry.

Shortly after noon, a group numbering in the hundreds then tried to wade across the knee-deep Suchiate River that separates the two countries.

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