Mexico Slowly Processes Caravan Migrants at Guatemala Border

Authorities began handing out numbers for people to be processed in a strategy seen before at U.S. border posts when large numbers of migrants show up there.

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities for a second straight day Saturday refused mass entry to a caravan of Central American migrants held up at the border with Guatemala, but began accepting small groups for asylum processing and gave out some 45-day visitor permits that would theoretically allow recipients time to reach the United States. Seeking to maintain order after a chaotic Friday in which thousands rushed across the border bridge only to be… Read at AP News

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