Thousands of Central American migrants have begun arriving in Tijuana, the border town separating Mexico from the US state of California and thus the last stop before they enter the US. Resources are limited and some locals are less than friendly.
Mexican police have detained more than 300 Central American migrants in a caravan traveling towards the US border. Several thousand people are heading north to escape violence and poverty in their home countries.
Larry Hopkins claims to be the leader of an armed group that captures migrant families on the US-Mexico border. The attorney general of the US state of New Mexico praised the arrest as a defeat for "armed vigilantes."
The government has said that anyone approaching the border in a "violent way" will not be allowed to stay in Mexico. 42 refugees have been arrested on US soil after running for the border.
Thousands of migrants have left Mexico City for a 2,800-kilometer route through areas known for cartel violence. Organizers said the route to Tijuana is less dangerous than heading straight to the closest US entryway.
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