Scuffles briefly broke out on the Guatemala-Mexico border on Saturday morning as a group of several hundred mostly Honduran migrants pressed forward to cross, only to be pushed back by Mexican security forces.
Mexican authorities were forced to close the border entry point in southern as a group of mostly Honduran migrants were trying to force their way across a bridge that spans the Suchiate River between the two countries.
Mexico's government has previously stated that migrants entering the country must register and that those seeking asylum or other protections will be allowed to legalize their status.
Guatemala-Mexico border: Members of the migrant caravan, the majority of whom are coming on foot from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, struggle with Mexican naval officers trying to make it past the gate at the Rodolfo Robles International Bridge. @GildateleSUR pic.twitter.com/dnEeEbN2X4— Camila (@camilateleSUR) January 18, 2020
National Guard closes the border with Guatemala upon arrival of the migrant caravanpic.twitter.com/0X0IRuy5nZ— Hᴜıƶᴀʀ (@HuizarTony) January 18, 2020
Scuffles broke out on the Guatemala-Mexico border as several hundred mostly Honduran migrants pressed forward to cross, only to be pushed back by Mexican security forces https://t.co/L9g1KccZE0 pic.twitter.com/EgH5CMPTFh— Reuters (@Reuters) January 18, 2020
Trump is really working hard, to stop immigrants and drug trafficing. https://t.co/cIUjUNcRvT— Octavia Chapman (@octavia_chapman) January 18, 2020