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A caravan of more than 7,000 migrants is [embarking / embracing] on a thousand-kilometre journey through Mexico, [aiming / aims] for the border with the USA. The migrants are [main / mainly] from Honduras and are hoping to find a better life in the U.S. Parents with young children are [fleecing / fleeing] violence and a lack of job opportunities in their [home / homing] countries. A reporter described the caravan [as / has] being "a river of people". They are battling hot weather, a [slack / lack] of food and exhaustion in their epic [fight / flight] . The Washington Post reported that there were many in the caravan who were recently [deported / departed] from the U.S. after having lived there illegally for decades. They are [desperation / desperate] to be reunited with their children still living in the U.S.

The U.S. government has made it [clear / clarity] that it will stick to the law regarding any applications [for / from] asylum. It will turn away all migrants who don't apply for asylum in Mexico [firstly / first] . There has been a "zero-tolerance" policy towards migrants to [defer / deter] people from attempting to enter the country [illegally / illegal] . There was public outcry earlier this year after U.S. [authority / authorities] separated migrant children from their parents at the border. U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted: "[Sadly / Sad] , it looks like Mexico's police and military are [inability / unable] to stop the caravan heading to...the United States. Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed [up / in] ." He has [vowed / wowed] to reduce or cut off foreign aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

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