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Scores of migrants, mostly Central Americans, are caught in an expanding Mexican immigration crackdown prompted by U.S. pressure and marooned in the sweltering city of Tapachula in southern Mexico.  https://lat.ms/2Idzj8z 

The migrants cannot proceed north without risking arrest, so they remain in Tapachula seeking documentation allowing legal travel to the U.S.-Mexico border, more than 1,000 miles away. They say they are fleeing poverty and violence in their homelands.  https://lat.ms/2Idzj8z 

A surge in Central American migrants to the U.S. generated a threat by President Trump to impose tariffs on imports of Mexican goods if Mexico did not move to stem the flow of U.S.-bound migrants traversing the country.  https://lat.ms/2Idzj8z 

Migrants who make it to Tapachula say they have little choice but to remain and apply for immigration paperwork. But it has become a tortuous waiting game. Below, migrants sleep outside the Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance in Tapachula. 📸: Rebecca Blackwell/AP


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