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Mexican Authorities to Open Additional Camp for Migrants in Tijuana – Reports

© REUTERS / Go NakamuraMigrants, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, try to catch a ride on a truck, in Irapuato, Mexico November 12, 2018
Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, try to catch a ride on a truck, in Irapuato, Mexico November 12, 2018 - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Mexico’s National Institute of Migration will open the second camp for migrants in the city of Tijuana on the border with the United States, where at least 8,000 migrants from Central America have come at this point, El Debate newspaper reported.

State official Rodolfo Bojorquez said that the new camp would open as the number of migrants in the first camp had already exceeded the accommodation capacity, according to El Debate newspaper.

The costs for creating this camp will be covered by the National Institute of Migration, the media outlet specified.

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Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, stand outside of the El Chaparral port of entry border crossing between Mexico and the United States, in Tijuana, Mexico, November 22, 2018 - Sputnik International
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The migrants are mainly from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The officials have confirmed that asylum seekers continue to gather at the Benito Juarez migrant camp in northern Tijuana where they are provided shelter and medical aid.

The reports have come amid a recent influx of migrants to the Mexican city of Tijuana when about 500 of the migrants attempted to storm the US border.

US border agents after being hit with projectiles used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the group.

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