Over 1,500 caravan migrants arrive at the US border

File photo of the 'migrant caravan' trying to get into the US. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 15, 2018, 10.53 PM (IST)

More than 1,500 caravan migrants have arrived at the US border, the news agency AFP reported Thursday night. 

The migrants have travelled, in a caravan, to the US border all the way from Central America much to US President Donald Trump's chagrin

Trump has labelled the caravan an invasion, cut off aid to Central America — most of the migrants are from Honduras — and finally sent the Army to the US-Mexico border to keep the migrants from getting in. 

There are currently close to 6,000 US soldiers guarding the country's border with Mexico. 

Meanwhile, AFP reported that around 800 Central Americans reached the city of Tijuana — only about five kilometres south of the US border — aboard 22 buses after more than a month on the road.

"We've finally reached Tijuana. I can't wait to see the border. It's been a never-ending journey, but God brought us here," said Carmen Soto, a Honduran migrant traveling with her two young children.

More than 750 migrants who had traveled ahead of the main caravan had already arrived in Tijuana over the past several days, and more than 3,000 others are on the way. 

(With inputs from AFP)

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Trump has labelled the caravan an invasion, cut off aid to Central America — most of the migrants are from Honduras — and finally sent the Army to the US-Mexico border to keep the migrants from getting in. There are currently close to 6,000 US soldiers guarding the country's border with Mexico.