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Migrant caravan arrives at U.S.-Mexico border

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The bulk of the migrant caravan crossing Mexico began arriving Thursday at the U.S. border, as around 800 Central Americans reached the city of Tijuana aboard 22 buses after more than a month’s trek.

“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 over the past several days in Tijuana, which sits across the border from San Diego, California.

More than 3,000 others are on the way, expected to reach the border Thursday or Friday in buses organized by charities, private donors and local authorities.

Across the border, nearly 6,000 troops deployed by Donald Trump have been busy erecting concrete barriers and razor-wire fences to keep out what the  president has described as an “invasion.”

The caravan began its journey on October 13 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras — more than 4,300 kilometers (2,700 miles) from Tijuana. (AFP)

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U.S. Border Patrol agents, left, speak with two Central American migrants as they sit atop the border structure separating Mexico and the United States, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Tijuana, Mexico. Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled to reach the U.S. border, catching rides on buses and trucks for hundreds of miles in the last leg of their journey Wednesday as the first sizable groups began arriving in the border city of Tijuana. (Photo: Gregory Bull/AP)


Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands trying to reach the U.S., look at U.S. border patrol through the border fence between Mexico and the United States, after arriving in Tijuana, Mexico, Nov. 13, 2018. (Photo: Jorge Duenes/Reuters)


Two Central American women, one carrying a child, are detained by Border Patrol agents after crossing illegally into the United States Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. (Photo: Gregory Bull/AP)


Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands trying to reach the U.S., look through the border fence between Mexico and the United States after arriving in Tijuana, Mexico, Nov. 13, 2018. (Photo: Jorge Duenes/Reuters)


A man holds a flag near the border Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled to reach the U.S. border, catching rides on buses and trucks for hundreds of miles in the last leg of their journey Wednesday as the first sizable groups began arriving in the border city of Tijuana. (Photo: Gregory Bull/AP)


Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands trying to reach the U.S., look through the border fence between Mexico and the United States, in Tijuana, Mexico Nov. 14, 2018. (Photo: Jorge Duenes/Reuters)


A migrant woman and a girl, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, sit in a bus while the bus stop for them to get food and water from a store on a highway in Culiacan, Mexico, Nov. 15, 2018. (Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)


U.S. border patrol look out as a welder reinforces the border fence between Mexico and the United States with concertina wire, in Tijuana, Mexico, Nov. 14, 2018. (Photo: Jorge Duenes/Reuters)


Agents with the U.S. Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) stand guard behind the border fence between Mexico and the United States, as seen from Tijuana, Mexico, Nov. 14, 2018. (Photo: Jorge Duenes/Reuters)


Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands trying to reach the U.S., sit on top of the border fence between Mexico and the United States, in Tijuana, Mexico, Nov. 14, 2018. (Photo: Jorge Duenes/Reuters)


Aerial view of the US (above).-Mexico (below) border divided by the border fence in Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, on Nov.14, 2018, as a group of Central American migrants moving towards the United States in hopes of a better life,stayed around on the Mexican side. (Photo: Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images)


A man tries to get over a border structure topped with concertina wire Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Tijuana, Mexico. Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled to reach the U.S. border, catching rides on buses and trucks for hundreds of miles in the last leg of their journey Wednesday as the first sizable groups began arriving in the border city of Tijuana. (Photo: Gregory Bull/AP)


A U.S. Border Patrol agent, center, looks up at the border structure as Central American migrants watch, in Tijuana, Mexico, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (Photo: Gregory Bull/AP)


Central American migrants line up for a meal at a shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled to reach the U.S. border, catching rides on buses and trucks for hundreds of miles in the last leg of their journey Wednesday as the first sizable groups began arriving in the border city of Tijuana. (Photo: Gregory Bull/AP)


Aerial view of a group of Central American migrants, taking part in a caravan towards the US, arriving to Tijuana, Mexico, on Nov. 15, 2018. (Photo: Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images)


TOPSHOT – Central American migrants, taking part in a caravan towards the US, arrive to Tijuana, Mexico, on Nov. 15, 2018. (Photo: Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images)


View from inside a car of buses carrying Central American migrants moving in a caravan towards the United States, in Altar, Sonora state, Mexico, on Nov. 14, 2018. (Photo: Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images)


Migrants traveling with a caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, wait in line to board buses in La Concha, Mexico, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Buses and trucks are carrying some migrants into the state of Sinaloa along the Gulf of California and further northward into the border state of Sonora. The bulk of the main caravan appeared to be about 1,100 miles from the border, but was moving hundreds of miles per day. (Photo: Marco Ugarte/AP)


Migrants traveling with a caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, wait in line to board buses in La Concha, Mexico, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (Photo: Marco Ugarte/AP)


A migrant traveling with a caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, holds a sign with a message that reads in Spanish: “Trump, No to militarization of the border,” after boarding a bus in La Concha, Mexico, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (Photo: Marco Ugarte/AP)