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1 family's struggle to keep up with migrant caravan

By JULIE WATSON
Associated Press

PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico (AP) - President Donald Trump has ordered troops to the border to meet the migrant caravan and prevent the arrival of "Many Gang Members and some very bad people" he says are among them. They're more likely to encounter people like Joel Eduardo Espinar and his family.

They fled Honduras and joined the Central Americans snaking toward the border. Fifteen days later, they assembled in the 3 a.m. darkness by a southern Mexico highway.

His 11-year-old son complained of stomach pains. His 12-year-old daughter sat beside him, her head between her knees. The baby was in his stroller, burning with fever. His wife could not shake a nagging cough and sore throat.

But motivated by fear of violence in their native land, they pressed forward.

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