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Caravan migrants arrive in Mexico City on way to northern border
The first migrants from a large caravan travelling through Mexico towards the United States arrived in Mexico City on Sunday, November 04, taking up temporary shelter at a local stadium.
Many of these migrants have walked or hitched from the Gulf state of Veracruz.
U.S. President Donald Trump has seized on the caravan and made it border security issue ahead of Tuesday's (November 6) congressional elections. He has also ordered troops to the U.S. border with Mexico.
President Enrique Pena Nieto has called on migrants travelling through Mexico to register so that they can participate in a temporary work programme being offered by the government.
The local government of Mexico City has set up medical and food aid facilities for migrants arriving in the capital, stressing the need for a humanitarian response to the challenges of the caravan.