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Central Americans, part of a caravan trying to reach the U.S., stand near the Mexican border gate on the bridge between Guatemala and Mexico.
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The facts about the ‘migrant caravan’

David M. Rubenstein Fellow Dany Bahar explains why a group of several thousand Central Americans have fled their home countries for Mexico and are potentially headed to the United States. Bahar further describes how these migrants could seek asylum in the U.S. and the significance of President Trump’s plan to send additional military personnel to the southern border.

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