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Migrants Fleeing Violence, Continue North as Trump Tweets They Are Not Welcome

A group of several thousand migrants, mostly from Honduras, spent Sunday night in the southern Mexican city of Tapachula as they continued their trek away from what they say is untenable violence and poverty at home, while U.S. President Donald Trump warned again they are not welcome in his country.

Trump's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated that policy in a statement late Sunday, saying the administration is closely following the progress of the caravan and accusing the migrants of violating the sovereignty, laws and procedures of the countries they are traveling through.

Pompeo said the United States is concerned about violence provoked by some members of the caravan and "the apparent political motivation of some organizers" without giving specifics about either.

He also pledged U.S. support for Mexican government efforts to address refugee and migration issues.

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