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Growing migrant caravan heads for the U.S. border

Group as large as 4,000 sets out from Southern Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico (KECY, KYMA/NBC News) - Another large migrant caravan is heading for the U.S.

As many as 4,000 migrants left the southern city of Tapachula, near the Guatemala border, earlier this week. Mexican officials say more than 1,200 are children younger than seven years old.

This is the largest caravan seen moving through Southern Mexico since the start of the pandemic last year. More recent travel parties have numbered in the hundreds. They were comprised largely of Haitian migrants. This group is mostly made up of people from Central American countries.

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