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Hundreds of migrants arrive in Mexico on the train "the Beast" to reach the US border



Hundreds of migrants climbed into a train called "The Beast" on Thursday in southern Mexico. This was a risky move to get them to the US border faster.

The decision to mass-mount the train falls on Thursday evening after an outbreak of migrants from a troubled immigration detention center in the southern border town of Tapachula.

The National Immigration Institute of Mexico said the mass exodus, which appears to be the largest escape lately, affected around 1,300 Cuban migrants. About 700 of them have since returned voluntarily, but hundreds are on the run.

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  On a train from Central America known as

moving in a caravan through Juchitan, Oaxaca are on a train known as "The Beast" pictured as they continue their journey towards the United States, on April 26, 2019 in Mexico.
(REUTERS / Jose de Jesus Cortes)

The migration authorities said that nearly 400 migrants had boarded the train, with information from men, women and children of various nationalities, most of them on the roofs of carriages.

] "We hope that our God will continue to help us. We had to move forward, "said Hondurans Michael Hernandez to Reuters after he got off the train with a large group of other migrants after reaching the city of Ixtepec. "They do not let us go, so we got on the train. It is our only option. "

  Central American migrants hold the national flag of Honduras as they move in a caravan through Juchitan, Oaxaca, on a train known as

. Central American migrants hold the national flag of Honduras as they pass through a caravan in Juchitan, Oaxaca on a train known as "The Beast" heading for the United States in Mexico on April 26, 2019.
(REUTERS / Jose de Jesus Cortes)

"They will not let us go, so we got on the train. This is our only option.

– The Honduran immigrant Michael Hernandez

President Trump has urged Mexico to do more to push the migrants who are coming through their country to the US – even if Andro Manuel Lopez Obrador would close the border does not stop illegal migrants from reaching the US border.

Mexico reacted largely to the pressure and intensified efforts to detain the migrants and deport them home.

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But such action also led to migrants using the train, which moved from the southern border state of Chiapas to neighboring Oaxaca and As this way, dozens of police and immigration checkpoints along the Mexican motorways can be avoided, even traveling by train is far more dangerous.

  Central American migrants hang-up While traveling on a train known as

Central American migrants on a train known as "The Beast" remain on April 26, 2019 in Ixtepec, Mexico ,
(REUTERS / Jose de Jesus Cortes)

The train has been used by migrants in the past, but has been ignored in recent years because of the dangers of travel, including death or lost limbs.

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"You're traveling by train again, that's a fact," Rev. Alejandro Solalinde said a migrant rights activist providing temporary protection to migrants

"It will just go back to what it was, the (Mexican) government does not want them to be seen, and if the migrants move quietly like a small ant stream, they will allow, but. " They will not let them move publicly or massively through Mexico.

Greg Norman and the Associated Press of Fox News contributed to this report.


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