Migrants depart from El Salvador as new U.S.-bound caravan forms

U.S. | 1/16/2019 | Nelson Renteria
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SAN SALVADOR/TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - At least 150 Salvadoran migrants departed in a group for the United States on Wednesday, the latest in a string of such ‘caravans’ that U.S. President Donald Trump has used to build his case for a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.

The group, organized through social media, is following in the wake of a larger caravan that departed from Honduras this week.

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On Wednesday morning, between 900 and 1,000 Hondurans gathered at the country’s border with Guatemala, waiting to cross en-route to the United States, local police chief Jorge Rodriguez told Reuters.

Several hundred Honduran migrants already entered Guatemala on Tuesday, according to activists traveling with them.

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Caravans from Central America have inflamed the debate over U.S. immigration policy, with Trump pointing at the migrants to try to win backing for his border security plan.

The U.S. government has been partially shut down for over three weeks as Democrats resist Trump’s demand that Congress provide $5.7 billion to fund a border wall.

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In El Salvador, Jose Sorto, 30, said violence drove...
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