Another migrant caravan gathering at Guatemala border

Another migrant caravan gathering at Guatemala border
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Hundreds of Honduran migrants hoping to seek asylum in the U.S. are gathering at the Guatemala-Mexico border to embark on a second migrant caravan.

Between 1,500 and 4,000 people will reportedly gather in the town plaza of Tecun Uman, Guatemala, to launch a similar caravan like the one that passed through the town just days prior, USA Today reported Friday.

The bridge connecting Tecun Uman to Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, is closed but the newspaper reported that the migrants are planning to cross the Suchiate River in two groups.


They will either take rafts, which charge 20 quetzals, or $2.50, per person, or wade through the waist-deep water.

Mexico closed the bridge following pressure from President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response MORE to halt the first migrant caravan passing through the country.

Thousands of migrants gathered on the bridge hoping to get access to Mexico and several stormed the gates during a clash with Mexican authorities on Saturday.

Migrants fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries travel to the U.S. in organized caravans with large numbers for safety on their journey.

The migrants gathering in Tecun Uman this week told USA Today that they are not part of an organized caravan but a rather a group who have banded together for safety.

Trump is reportedly considering implementing a new plan to block Central American migrants from claiming asylum once they reach American soil.