Latest US-bound migrant caravan meets wide open gate, no resistance from Mexico

Article CAIRCO note: 
From article: Guatemalan Officials estimated the caravan at 1,800 people as another two caravans are on their way
Article author: 
Griff Jenkins and Lukas Mikelionis
Article publisher: 
Fox News
Article date: 
18 January 2019
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

Around 1,000 Central American migrants marched freely through the Guatemala-Mexico border on Friday after the gates were left wide open, with Mexican authorities standing down from confronting the caravan.

The border gates were open only temporarily, but migrants – who crossed the bridge from Tecun-Uman to Ciudad Hidalgo – were surprised to find no locks on the gates, effectively giving them a free pass to enter the country without being stuck at the border or registering with immigration officials and now begin the trek to the U.S. border ...