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Migrants in Mexicali to move en masse to Tijuana

2018-11-20 16:32
Migrants held an assembly in the northern Mexican city of Mexicali on Monday (November 19) with many who still wish to get to the United States deciding to depart for Tijuana, while others decided to stay on and apply for asylum in Mexico. The migrants traveling to Tijuana will assemble in a city park in the early hours of Tuesday (November 20) to set off on foot for the coastal city some 180 kilometers (111 miles) away. About 6,000 Central Americans have reached the border cities of Tijuana and Mexicali, according to local officials. More bands of migrants are making their way toward Tijuana, with around 10,000 expected. Hundreds of local residents on Sunday (November 18) massed at a monument in a wealthy neighborhood of Tijuana to protest the arrival of the migrants, with some carrying signs that said "Mexico first" and "No more migrants." Last month, thousands of Central American migrants began a long journey from Honduras through Mexico toward the United States to seek asylum.