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Migrants halted on bridge at Mexico border

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Migrants halted on bridge at Mexico border

Migrants halted on bridge at Mexico border

Hundreds of Central American migrants remain camped on a bridge separating Guatemala and Mexico on Saturday, as efforts to halt a trek north by the caravan gathered pace under U.S. pressure.

Tamara Lindstrom reports.


Migrants halted on bridge at Mexico border

Hundreds of Central American migrants pressing north are in limbo Saturday.

Camping out on a bridge at Mexico's southern border a day after meeting tear gas and riot police.

Migrants bathed in the river Saturday as some took their chances at crossing illegally on makeshift rafts.

Others hoped officials would have of heart.

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) HONDURAN MIGRANT, SUSAN OLINTE, SAYING: "We're going to stay here all night, possibly tomorrow so that God touches the heart of the President so that he can give us permission to enter so we can get a good job.

As the group bedded down Friday, US President Donald Trump touted his tough immigration stance to energize Republicans ahead of the midterms. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAYING: "You know the people come up and you listen to the fake news back there and you think their all (booo) You think they're all wonderful people, no I am serious.

You think you got some wonderful people, you got some bad people in those groups, you got some tough people in those groups, and I'll tell you what this country doesn't want them." Trump has pressured the Mexican government to stop the migrants before they reach the U.S. Mexican officials vowed to tackle the caravan, and Honduras and Guatemala said late on Friday they were mobilizing to return Honduran migrants to their homeland.

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