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New migrant caravan reaches US-Mexico border

  • New migrant caravan reaches US-Mexico border
    The Central American migrants, mostly Hondurans, arrived in the city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas. New migrant caravan reaches US-Mexico border
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Around 1 700 migrants travelling by caravan reached the US-Mexican border on Tuesday, just as President Donald Trump prepared to give a major speech certain to include calls for his long-sought wall.

The Central American migrants, mostly Hondurans, arrived in the city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas.

The local mayor, Claudio Bres Garza, said the city would welcome "all those who behave themselves", after Coahuila's Governor Miguel Angel Riquelme vowed not to accept more undocumented migrants in the state.

Their arrival came as Trump was set to deliver his annual State of the Union address, with the issue of border security centre stage after a record five-week government shutdown triggered by his spat with Congress over funding for his promised wall.