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Mexico: 1,000-strong Honduran caravan reaches Guatemala-Mexico border01:28

Mexico: 1,000-strong Honduran caravan reaches Guatemala-Mexico border

Mexico, Ciudad Hidalgo
January 18, 2019 at 19:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Approximately 1,000 migrants from Central America reached the border between Guatemala and Mexico near Ciudad Hidalgo on Friday, where some are being granted humanitarian visas.

Footage shows the migrants from the latest caravan, which was formed in Honduras, wait in line at the border as they are given food, water and care from Mexican immigration officials.

Those with a passport or another valid form of identification are given a bracelet with instructions on how to apply for a humanitarian visa, which would give them the right to stay in Mexico for up to a year, work and send their children to school, while they decide whether to continue the journey onto the United States.

Those who do not wish to wait five days for the visa, or do not have a valid ID, attempt to cross the Suchiate River, however, at the risk of entering Mexico illegally.

Mexico: 1,000-strong Honduran caravan reaches Guatemala-Mexico border01:28
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Approximately 1,000 migrants from Central America reached the border between Guatemala and Mexico near Ciudad Hidalgo on Friday, where some are being granted humanitarian visas.

Footage shows the migrants from the latest caravan, which was formed in Honduras, wait in line at the border as they are given food, water and care from Mexican immigration officials.

Those with a passport or another valid form of identification are given a bracelet with instructions on how to apply for a humanitarian visa, which would give them the right to stay in Mexico for up to a year, work and send their children to school, while they decide whether to continue the journey onto the United States.

Those who do not wish to wait five days for the visa, or do not have a valid ID, attempt to cross the Suchiate River, however, at the risk of entering Mexico illegally.

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