About 400 Central American migrants crossed into Mexico on Tuesday with the goal of reaching the U.S. border to request asylum.
Mexican police seemed on as about half the migrants crossed the Suchiate River on inner-tube rafts. The primarily Honduran migrants then walked into the border metropolis of Ciudad Hidalgo to relaxation in the primary plaza.
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“The federal police requested us the place we had been from, or if we had any ties to gangs,” mentioned one Honduran, who didn’t wish to give his identify for concern of reprisals.
The opposite half of the migrants walked over the bridge that connects Mexico and Guatemala and waited to register at a Mexican immigration workplace. They included many ladies and kids.
Mexico has been discouraging mass marches alongside highways, as migrant caravans did in previous months.
The border crossing comes after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to slap tariffs on Mexican imports until Mexico does extra to cease the passage of migrants via its territory.