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>> Migrants getting food and checkups. This is the scene in Puebla, Mexico as a caravan of hundreds of Central Americans makes one last stop before reaching its final destination, Mexico City. In Puebla, the migrants are meeting with lawyers who will instruct them on how to seek asylum in the US and Mexico.
00:00:20
Reuters' correspondent Delphine Schrank is on the story.>> At last count this morning, according to the organizer of the caravan from an organization called Pueblo Sin Fronteras. Speaking to Mexican radio, he said there were only about 800 migrants left. This down from a peak of 1,500 a week ago.
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I counted at least a dozen who I spoke with, who described to me in great detail a direct lethal threat to their lives in El Salvador, Guatemala, or in Honduras. Others describe impossible economic conditions. And they've really dreamt of better lives for themselves, or for their children, and thus were they trying to leave their home countries.
00:01:04
>> For many travelling in the caravan, the original plan was to reach the US border. But after a furious as President Trump pressured Mexico to stop their journey, authorities responded by detaining the caravan earlier in the week to screen, register, and in some cases, deport the migrants back to their homelands.
00:01:24
After the caravan makes its final stop in Mexico City, those who still want to reach the US border to seek asylum will be making that journey on their own.