The Latest: Sanders says Mexico helping impede migrants


JUCHITAN, Mexico — The Latest on the migrant caravan making its way through Mexico (all times local):

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President Donald Trump’s complaints that Mexico is not doing enough to stop a caravan of migrants are being contradicted by his own White House.

Trump tweeted Wednesday that Mexican soldiers were “unable or unwilling” to stop the thousands of migrants moving toward the United States border.

But White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Fox News on Wednesday that “Mexico has stepped up in an unprecedented way.”

Trump has consistently exaggerated the size of the caravan and the threat it plays to the United States. The group is approximately 900 miles from the border.

But the Mexican government has taken a fairly contradictory stance on helping or hindering the first caravan, reflecting the country’s balancing act: Officials don’t want to irk Trump, but Mexicans themselves long suffered mistreatment as migrants.

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