TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (Reuters) – Hundreds of members of a sight of migrants in Guatemala attempted to crack a limit and enter Mexico on Friday as a Mexican supervision vowed to tackle a way that U.S. President Donald Trump says contingency be stopped before it reaches a United States.
Mexican radio footage showed a Central American migrants pulling by Guatemalan limit posts and streaming onto a overpass joining a dual countries usually to be halted by dozens of Mexican troops dressed in demonstration rigging on a other side.
Some migrants vigourously shook fences during a border, a footage showed. Some of a organisation afterwards began branch behind toward Guatemala, though hundreds of men, women and children remained on a overpass travelling a Suchiate river.
Earlier, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met in Mexico City and discussed a caravan, that left Honduras final weekend.
“It’s a plea that Mexico is facing, and that’s how we voiced it to Secretary Pompeo,” Videgaray told a corner news conference.
Several thousand Honduran migrants seeking to shun assault and misery have changed by Guatemala on a approach to Mexico, with some anticipating to enter a United States.
A identical sight of Central Americans that shaped in southern Mexico in late Mar also drew a madness of Trump, who on Thursday threatened to muster a troops and tighten a southern U.S. limit if Mexico did not hindrance a new procession.
Such a pierce would means disharmony on a border, one of a world’s busiest, and badly interrupt trade.
Mexico’s supervision has sought assistance from a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to assistance routine migrants claiming interloper standing during a border, that could concede it to sunder a sight of people and assuage Trump.
Pompeo pronounced he and Videgaray spoke of a significance of interlude a sight before it reaches a U.S. border. Pompeo thanked Mexico for a efforts to residence a migrant flow, including job in a United Nations for assistance.
On Friday morning, Videgaray pronounced a sight had tighten to 4,000 people and that a migrants could away benefaction their claims to enter Mexico or find interloper status.
“We haven’t had a sight or organisation of this distance seeking retreat during a same time, that’s because we’ve sought a support of a United Nations,” he told Mexican television.
Mexico says a migrants will be processed and that those but a legitimate box to transport onwards or stay in Mexico will be returned to their countries of origin.
POLICE ON BORDER
Hundreds of Mexican troops were sent to ensure a limit between a Guatemalan city of Tecun Uman and Ciudad Hidalgo in Mexico to ready for a migrant caravan’s arrival.
Manelich Castilla, a conduct of Mexico’s sovereign police, pronounced during a stage that his officers had easy sequence after a rush of migrants towards a border, and would start permitting people to be processed in an nurse fashion.