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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

100s of migrants gather in Honduras to attempt new caravan

Hundreds of mainly Honduran migrants started walking and hitching rides Wednesday from the city of San Pedro Sula, in a bid to form the kind of migrant caravan that reached …

Mexico says migrant detentions up 79% in April

Mexican authorities say the number of mainly Central American migrants who were detained in April has risen by 79% in comparison to the same month last year.

UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019

Soccer teams provide support, solidarity for migrants in U.S.

As Guatemalans and other Central Americans flood to the U.S.-Mexico border, groups like the Maya Chapin youth soccer group in Phoenix are providing support for young people arriving alone or …

UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019

In Mexico, migrants turn to ‘The Beast’ after highway raids

The train known as “The Beast” is once again rumbling through the night loaded with people headed toward the U.S. border after a raid on a migrant caravan threatened to …

UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

Migrants fearful after hundreds arrested in Mexico raid

Central American migrants traveling through southern Mexico toward the U.S. on Tuesday fearfully recalled their frantic escape from police the previous day, scuttling under barbed wire fences into pastures and …

Caravan of 40 Salvadoran migrants sets out for U.S. border

The “mother of all caravans” expected to depart from Central America looks more like the baby of all caravans.

Report: Government kept tabs on journalists, ‘instigators’

A San Diego TV station says the U.S. government ran an operation to screen journalists, activists and others while investigating last year’s migrant caravan from Mexico

Border clash was at least 2nd use of tear gas since November

TIJUANA, Mexico – Just after people raised their glasses to ring in the New Year, about 150 migrants gathered at a section of border wall in Tijuana to try to …

Honduran woman in migrant caravan gives birth in U.S.

A Honduran woman affiliated with a caravan of Central American migrants gave birth on U.S. soil shortly after entering the country illegally amid growing frustration about a bottleneck to claim …

U.S. to keep about 4,000 troops at border through January

The number of U.S. active duty troops at the southern border will drop from 5,600 to about 4,000, and their deployment will be extended through the end of January, under …

Pentagon says troops at U.S. border to cost about $210 million

Using thousands of military troops to help secure the Southwest border will cost an estimated $210 million under current plans, the Pentagon told Congress on Tuesday, even as questions arose …

Migrant caravan moving to western Mexico city of Guadalajara

Several thousand Central American migrants marked a month on the road Monday as they hitched rides to the western Mexico city of Guadalajara and toward the U.S. border.

Migrant caravan heads north after departing Mexico City

Thousands of Central American migrants set up tents and strung tarps at a stadium in the central Mexican city of Queretaro, where they arrived Saturday afternoon after departing the country’s …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018

Trump move to limit asylum is challenged in court

President Donald Trump issued an order Friday to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

‘We have to keep going:’ A day with the migrant caravan

On the 15th day of their journey, Joel Eduardo Espinar and his family were hurting. And they still had a country to traverse before they got to the United States.

Trump escalates threats against migrant caravan

Eager to focus voters on immigration in the lead-up to the midterm elections, President Donald Trump on Monday escalated his threats against a migrant caravan trudging slowly toward the U.S. …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018

Mexico torn between stopping, aiding migrant caravan

Hundreds of Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields blocked a Central American caravan from advancing toward the United States on Saturday, after a group of several thousand migrants turned down …

Militia groups say they will help stop caravan at the border

Militia groups and far-right activists are raising money and announcing plans to head to the Mexican border to help stop the caravan of Central Americans, often echoing President Donald Trump’s …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018

U.S.: ‘Everything on table’ to block migrants at border

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday that “everything is on the table” as the administration considered new measures to stifle immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border and send a message …

Migrants set out on arduous 60-mile journey to next stop

Increasingly sick and facing a punishing 60-mile trek, members of the migrant caravan began leaving the southern Mexico city of Pijijiapan on Friday and walking in the pre-dawn darkness to …

Volunteer nurses, doctors pitch in to help migrant caravan

The main plaza in Pijijiapan quickly became a makeshift triage center as thousands of Central Americans trudged into this southern Mexico town.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

As caravan moves north, Trump struggles with what to do

The Trump administration has not settled on a plan for what to do if a migrant caravan arrives at the southern border, despite threats by President Donald Trump to declare …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018

Caravan migrants break Guatemala border fence, rush Mexico

Central Americans traveling in a mass caravan broke through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory Friday, defying Mexican authorities’ entreaties for an orderly migration …

Food, water, ride: Guatemalans aid Honduran caravan migrants

Sweaty, sunburned and exhausted, Jonathan Zuniga had been carrying his 1-year-old baby in his arms for five hours when help arrived unexpectedly from a local woman who offered him a …

Migrant caravan winds up, Mexico calls in U.S. ambassador

Central American migrants headed to Mexico City late Friday to give thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe, the last stop for many on a caravan that drew criticism from President …