Caravan clashes with riot police at Mexico-Guatemala border, ringleader arrested as migrants ‘turn back’

The migrant caravan from Honduras heading to the United States reached the border separating Guatemala and Mexico on Friday, as a left-wing ringleader was taken into custody by Mexican authorities.

Irineo Mujica, director of the open border group Pueblo Sin Fronteras, “was detained Thursday as members of a 4,000-strong migrant caravan made it to a Guatemalan border town,” the Daily Mail reported. Mujica, who reportedly has dual Mexican and U.S. citizenship, was also arrested during the spring march of migrants that failed to make it to the U.S.

The arrest, in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Hidalgo, was captured on video as angry supporters protested — several others were also taken into custody

“He was arrested along with three migrants by about 20 [immigration] agents and about 15 federal police as they marched toward a church as part of a welcome march for the Caminata del Migrante,” said Pueblo Sin Fronteras, which translates to Town Without Borders, in a Facebook post.

Mexican immigration officials said Mujica attacked immigration agents and police when he was asked for identification during the protest, according to the Daily Mail.

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President Trump has been very outspoken about the invading caravan, telling the countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador the U.S. will cut off aid if they do not put a stop to the march.

“We have today informed the countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador that if they allow their citizens, or others, to journey through their borders and up to the United States, with the intention of entering our country illegally, all payments made to them will STOP (END)!” he tweeted Tuesday.

The president also pressured Mexico to intervene, threatening to have the military shut down the southern border.

Trump blames the influx of illegal immigrants on Democrats, who openly advocate on behalf of those who are in the U.S. illegally and are increasingly more open about their open border beliefs.

The only certainty behind the migrant march is the chaos being orchestrated along the way.

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That, and a sympathetic media sharing the plight of migrants being exploited by the left for political purposes.

The Associated Press reported Friday afternoon that migrants in the caravan began to “turn back after moving toward border crossing on Mexico-Guatemala frontier.”

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