Hundreds of Honduran migrants broke through a fence on the Guatemala-Mexico border this afternoon as the caravan of thousands continues its march to the United States:
LIVE NOW on @TLMD20: Thousands of Guatemalan migrants force their way into Mexico, Breaking down the border fence. Watch live on your TV the force of will power of these immigrants, with seniors and babies among them.
— María José Durán (@Emyein) October 19, 2018
— FOX31 Denver KDVR (@KDVR) October 19, 2018
The migrants then clashed with Mexican border officials, who reportedly fired tear gas at the group:
Those two grey, armored Jeep J8 that migrants have been climbing on at the Guatemala-Mexico border were likely bought by the US government. According to a 2015 Rand Corp report, the US gave 42 to a Guatemalan inter-agency border task force in Tecun Uman.
— Chris Sherman (@chrisshermanAP) October 19, 2018
The caravan breached the gate on the Mexico side of the bridge and @jameslfredrick have moved further back. Heard about six detonations that sounded/look like tear gas but we are too far to confirm.
— KarlaZabs (@karlazabs) October 19, 2018
But the officials soon relented and are now letting the caravan cross into Mexico:
— Bill Weir (@BillWeirCNN) October 19, 2018
#UPDATE Hundreds of Honduran migrants broke through a Guatemalan border barrier and forced their way onto Mexican territory, as riot police tried to keep them from advancing https://t.co/cJ5jU6aVDE pic.twitter.com/5cFLSVo4bc
— AFP news agency (@AFP) October 19, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) October 19, 2018
At stop in Arizona, President Trump once again vowed to use the military to stop the caravan at the U.S.-Mexico border:
Pres Trump adamant that caravan of migrants won't get into the US. "They might as well turn back. They're not coming into this country," he told reporters in Scottsdale, AZ. He again said he'd deploy the military on the border to stop the migrants, if need be. pic.twitter.com/Bd5msXTXvy
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 19, 2018
We. Shall. See.
HARDBALL OR TAKE 2? Donald Trump gives Honduras an ultimatum over new migrant caravan headed to the U.S. https://t.co/swim2l9ymF
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 16, 2018