Daily Mail: Caravan of migrants swells to 7,000 and stretches more than a mile long as they continue marching towards the U.S. border – but Trump warns full efforts are being made to stop the ‘onslaught of illegal aliens’
* Central American migrants advancing toward the U.S. border in Mexico has swelled to 7,000 people
* Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants rose at dawn on Sunday and continued their trek northward
* They walked towards the Mexican town of Tapachula, 10 abreast in a line stretching approximately a mile
* Police in riot gear were deployed at highway junctions and a military helicopter circled overhead
* Mexican immigration authorities only allowed some 640 migrants through the border crossing Saturday
* The slow process prompted several thousand to cross the river illegally by rafts or even swimming
* President Donald Trump has threatened to halt aid to Honduras and Guatemala, and potentially close down the U.S. border with Mexico if the march is not stopped
* Trump fired off a tweet on Sunday afternoon, saying efforts were being made to stop the ‘onslaught of illegal aliens from crossing’
The throng of Central American migrants advancing toward the U.S. border in southern Mexico has now swelled to a whopping 7,000 people as they defy the efforts of four governments to break them up.
Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants rose at dawn on Sunday from the shores of a river between Guatemala and Mexico and continued their trek northward, overwhelming Mexican government attempts to stop them at the border.
Their numbers swelled from 2,000 to about 5,000 overnight and at first light they set out walking toward the Mexican town of Tapachula, 10 abreast in a line stretching approximately a mile. That number has now reportedly risen to 7,000.
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