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Thousands of Central American migrants stranded on Mexican border

Thousands of Central American migrants stranded on Mexican border”

"I am asking President Trump to help us.people like me.who want to survive".

Mexico's president-elect says he is suggesting to U.S. President Donald Trump that the United States, Canada and Mexico jointly tackle migration by agreeing to invest in development.

They have begun walking out of the border city of Ciudad Hidalgo at first light Sunday morning, headed 10 abreast for their next stop: the city of Tapachula.

These pictures capture the scenes unfolding on the Guatemala-Mexico border.

Others migrants remain stranded at the border in an attempt to legally enter Mexico.

"They promised they will give us a visa but the people are there (on the bridge) since yesterday and they have not given us anything", Benitez said as he waited for friends who were crossing on another raft, made from huge truck tires.

Maria Teresa Orellana, a resident of the neighborhood of Lorenzo handed out free sandals to the migrants as they passed.

"That sends a message to people to make that journey and more people are going to be victimized because of it", he said on "America's Newsroom". Others, meanwhile, waded into the Suchiate River or took rafts to get to Mexico. She expressed gratitude to "God and the Mexicans who have helped us". He wants to reach the U.S.to work.

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"On Thursdays I paid the 18th Street gang, and on Saturday the MS-13", Aguilar said.

The migrants, who said they gave up trying to enter Mexico legally because the asylum application process was too slow, gathered on Saturday at a park in the border city of Ciudad Hidalgo.

Throughout Saturday, around 900 migrants - exhausted of waiting on the bridge - resorted to crossing the Suchiate River below on makeshift rafts and police did not intervene as they clambered up the muddy riverbank on the Mexican side.

Mexican authorities had refused to allow the caravan mass entry from Guatemala, instead accepting small groups to process asylum requests and handing out some 45-day visitor permits. The president has threatened to seal off the U.S. -Mexico border entirely, if necessary.

In a statement on Saturday night, Mexico's federal government said "nearly 900 migrants" had arrived by unauthorized means, while 640 had been processed after being allowed to cross into the country via the worldwide border crossing on the Suchite River that divides Guatemala from Mexico.

The Red Cross said Saturday that numerous people it is helping along the caravan route, a majority of them women and children, "are suffering from dehydration, stomach infections, and foot injuries as they walk the long journey".

The president said last week that if necessary, he'd call in the US military to stop the thousands of migrants attempting to gain illegal entry into the country.

The Honduran government has also blamed the political opposition back home for encouraging the exodus of migrants.

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Some migrants have tried to avoid the border checkpoint in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, by crossing the Suchiate river.

"They are walking in mass exodus because they can not live in their country anymore due to extreme violence, lack of opportunity, and the corruption and impunity that has expelled them from their homes", the group said in a statement Sunday.

Where easily 3,000 people were on the bridge the previous day, the crowd had thinned out considerably by today.

"The Mexican government is fully engaged in finding a solution that encourages safe, secure, and orderly migration", State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said Saturday, "and both the United States and Mexico continue to work with Central American governments to address the economic, security, and governance drivers of illegal immigration".

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales are expected to meet in Guatemala early Saturday to discuss the situation, CBS News reported.

Morales said a Honduran migrant died in the town of Villa Nueva, about 20 miles (30 kilometers) from Guatemala City, when he fell from a truck that was transporting migrants.

"It's really full. You can't even walk, there's just so many people", he said of the migrants.

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