ESCUINAPA, Mexico — A caravan of 1000’s of Central American migrants is rushing its journey to the U.S. border, breaking apart into smaller teams as buses and vehicles carry some lots of of miles in a day whereas others behind stay stranded.

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Authorities have been struggling to cope with the primary sizeable group of 357 migrants who arrived within the border metropolis of Tijuana, Mexico, aboard 9 buses. Tijuana’s head of migrant companies stated the group arrived Tuesday and instantly went to a stretch of border fence to rejoice.

Cesar Palencia Chavez stated authorities had provided to take the migrants to shelters instantly, however they initially refused, saying they needed to remain collectively. However he stated that after their go to to the border, most have been taken to shelters in teams of 30 or 40.

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On Tuesday, the U.S. authorities stated it was beginning work to “harden” the border crossing from Tijuana to arrange for the arrival of migrants. Customs and Border Safety (CBP) introduced it was closing 4 lanes on the busy San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry in San Diego, California. It stated the closures have been wanted “to put in and pre-position port hardening infrastructure tools in preparation for the migrant caravan and the potential security and safety danger that it may trigger.” 

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Central American migrants, largely Hondurans, shifting towards the US in hopes of a greater life, cross a road in Tijuana, Mexico, on November 13, 2018

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On Thursday, 1,100 Marines from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California have been deployed to help border safety, CBS San Diego affiliate KFMB reported. They have been primarily tasked with putting in concertina wire and pre-positioning jersey boundaries, barricades and fencing.

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Migrant caravans heading to the U.S. turned a marketing campaign concern in U.S. midterm elections. President Trump has ordered the deployment of over 5,000 navy troops to the border and has insinuated with out proof that there are criminals and even terrorists within the group. 

Many say they’re fleeing rampant poverty, gang violence and political instability primarily within the Central American nations of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua.  

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