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New caravan of Honduran migrants makes first border crossing

3 years 5 months 1 week ago Tuesday, January 15 2019 Jan 15, 2019 January 15, 2019 11:04 PM January 15, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By SONIA PEREZ D. and ELLIOT SPAGAT
Associated Press

AGUA CALIENTE, Guatemala (AP) - The latest caravan of Honduran migrants hoping to reach the U.S. has crossed peacefully into Guatemala, under the watchful eyes of about 200 Guatemalan police and soldiers.

About 500 people, including dozens of children, lined up to show their documents to a first line of unarmed security personnel at the Agua Caliente border crossing Tuesday night. Riot police formed a second line to contain any possible disturbance.

The fate that awaits them at the Mexico-U.S. border is uncertain. The previous caravans that were seized upon last year by U.S. President Donald Trump in the run-up to the 2018 midterm election have quietly dwindled, with many having gone home to Central America or put down roots in Mexico.

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