Second caravan of at least 1K migrants braces for onslaught on US

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"If you look back in April of this year, the first caravan that was organized, they came and they played a high stakes game of poker with the United States government", he said. Photojournalist Encarni Pindado documented their progress north across the Guatemala-Mexico border.

And earlier this year, a caravan of approximately 1,200 people moving toward the US had dwindled to 200 people by the time it reached California.

A second migrant caravan has formed at the Honduran border, although it is now much smaller, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Driver Johnny Morales Castellanos said officers told him to remove the migrants because "the insurance doesn't cover them because they're foreigners".

President Trump lashed out again on Tuesday at the Central American migrant caravan making its way across Mexico toward the USA border, claiming that Middle Eastern terrorists had infiltrated the group.

"I am bringing out the military for this National Emergency", he continued.

The issue has become a rallying cry for the U.S. president, who has taken a hard line on illegal immigration and has repeatedly kept the story in the headlines in the run up to America's midterm congressional elections that could see the Democrats regain some degree of power.

Trump has used the caravan to bolster his election-season warnings that the U.S.is being infiltrated by illegal immigrants "pouring across the border", whom he has painted with a sinister brush. After crossing a metal fence, thousands of migrants were stuck for more than 24 hours on the border bridge that crosses the Suchiate River, waiting for the Mexican border to open. "We will now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given to them", he wrote.

US President Donald Trump addresses a rally in Houston, the United States, on Oct 22, 2018. But parents' hopes for their future and fears of what could happen to them back home are clearly a motivating factor behind many people's decision to leave.

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There is no evidence that Democrats, donors or other political actors are providing financial support to caravan for political gain. "I have very good information", he said, though he also said, "There's no proof of anything".

She added: "Their quest for safety is being used to great effect by President Trump, potentially impacting on the United States mid-term elections".

Trump, who made fear about immigrants a major theme of his 2016 election campaign, has been eager to make it a top issue heading into the November 6 midterm elections, which will determine control of Congress.

The New York Times reported Thursday night that Trump is considering issuing an executive order to block Central American migrants from crossing the border.

President Donald Trump's Twitter feed reveals bits and pieces of potential outcomes being discussed regularly by top immigration officials and his close advisers in closed-door meetings.

"All countries have a right to be able to manage their own immigration and manage their own borders", Edwards said.

With a homicide rate of 43 per 100,000 citizens, Honduras is one of the most violent countries in the world, according to a Honduran university study.

Migrants are fleeing widespread gang violence and poverty in the Central American states they hail from.

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