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U.S. military lays barbed wire at border as migrant caravan approaches

2018-11-18 16:27
U.S. Marines reinforced a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border with barbed wire on Thursday (November 15) as hundreds of Central American migrants planning to seek asylum in the United States approached. Barbed wire and barricades were also installed at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa crossings from Tijuana. "There's triple strength concertina wire stretched along portions of the border fence in order to prevent folks from attempting to gain access to the U.S. by climbing over the fence," said Army Captain Guster Cunningham. Tijuana, in the Mexican state of Baja California, is at the westerly end of the border, around 17 miles (38km) from San Diego, California. The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has taken a firm stance against the caravan, which began its journey north on Oct. 13 and briefly clashed with security forces in the south of Mexico early on its route.