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    A migrant carrying the flags of Mexico and Honduras gives a thumbs-up to a moto rickshaw driver who stopped to take their picture, as a thousands-strong caravan of Central Americans hoping to reach the U.S. border moves onward from Juchitan, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Thousands of migrants resumed their slow trek through southern Mexico on Thursday, after attempts to obtain bus transport to Mexico City failed

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    In the meantime, US border security personnel, reinforced by some 5,000 troops, is continuing to strengthen the southern border of the country, installing fences topped with barbed wire and preparing to stop the illegal migrants.

    A large group of migrants from Honduras and other Central American countries is travelling through the Mexican city of Irapuato on its way to the US border.

    Earlier this month, the Pentagon rejected a request from the US Department of Homeland Security to deploy troops on the border with Mexico in order to act as "emergency law enforcement" and stop the illegal migrants from entering the country.


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