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Mexico: California Border and Hitch Rides

mexico: That one shrank significantly as it moved through Mexico, and only a tiny fraction about 200 of the 1,200 in the group reached the California border, according to Vancouver Courier. The same could well happen this time around as some turn back, splinter off on their own or decide to take their chances on asylum in Mexico as 1,128 have done so far, according to the country's Interior Department. The caravan's numbers have continued to grow as they walk and hitch rides through hot and humid weather, and the United Nations estimated that it currently comprises some 7,200 people, many of whom intend to continue the march north. article continues below Trending Stories GoFund Me set up for woman brutally assaulted in East Vancouver How to rake up and get rid of fall leaves in Vancouver This is not my Chilliwack School board puts school on the market However, they were still at least 1,140 miles 1,830 kilometres from the nearest border crossing McAllen, Texas and the length of their journey could more than double if they go to Tijuana-San Diego, the destination of another caravan earlier this year. While such caravans have occurred semi-regularly over the years, this one has become a particularly hot topic ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections in the U.S., and an immigrant rights activist travelling with the group accused Trump of using it to stir up his Republican base. Some have questioned the timing so close to the vote and whether some political force was behind it, though by all appearances it began as a group of about 160 who decided to band together in Honduras for protection and snowballed as they moved north. It is a shame that a president so powerful uses this caravan for political ends, said Irineo Mujica of the group Pueblo Sin Fronteras People Without Borders which works to provide humanitarian aid to migrants. ( As reported in the news.