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Migrant caravan showdown: Crowds reach Guatemalan border town as Mexico prepares for potential mass crossing | Fox News

The 4,000-person strong migrant caravan pushing north through Central America towards the United States reportedly stalled Friday morning at Guatemala’s border with Mexico, where members debated the next step – including the possibility of an impending mass crossing attempt.

The caravan, which initially took shape as a means to escape the pervasive poverty and violence in Honduras, arrived at the Guatemalan border town of Tecun Uman on Thursday night.

The group’s vanguard had arrived there earlier Thursday after hitching rides, and a few brazen members even tried to cross a bridge over the Suchiate River into Mexico — but those migrants were ultimately stopped by Guatemalan police, according to the Associated Press. But others members of the group discovered a safe route into Mexico and were already requesting refugee status Friday morning, the Mexico Foreign Ministry announced.

The rest of the caravan, numbering in the thousands, have reportedly discussed another plan: A massive cross-border push designed to overwhelm any security forces with its sheer size.

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