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There Is A Second Migrant Caravan On Its Way To The US

A second migrant caravan is heading for the American border having formed in the wake of an initial group, which has already crossed Guatemala and entered Mexico.

The second caravan is made up of 1,000 people and crossed the border from Honduras into Guatemala on Sunday, before arriving in the town of Chiquimula on Monday night.

They are following in the path of a much larger group, believed to number around 7,000, which was sheltering in the town of Huixtla, in southern Mexico, overnight on Monday.

It is not clear exactly when or where the second group started their march, though it is believed to be somewhere near San Pedro Sula, where the first started.

Pictures from the second group show mostly young men being confronted by police as they walked into Chiquimula on Monday night.

The group, some of whom were accompanied by young children, waved Honduran flags as they marched.

Guatemalan armed forces also arrived to keep an eye on the migrants as they passed through on their way to America. 

They are around 200 miles behind the first group, with at least 1,300 miles between them and the nearest US border crossing in McAllen, Texas.

President Trump has vowed to turn away the ‘onslaught of illegal aliens’ before they reach the US, and has even floated the idea of using the Army to do so.

However, his hardline rhetoric does not appear to have deterred marchers from joining the caravans – claiming there is no life for them in Honduras because of a lack of jobs and soaring crime rates.

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