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Hundreds of Hondurans have left the city of San Pedro Sula in a migrant caravan travelling northwards through Guatemala and Mexico, towards the United States. Flyers distributed via social media advertised the time and place of departure. Early indications suggest this group is not as big as one which approached the US last October, but it comes at a more politically sensitive point, with the ongoing row over President Trump's planned border wall between Mexico and the US. Sarah Kinosian is a journalist travelling with this new migrant caravan. Image: Honduran migrants, part of the latest caravan to the United States, leave San Pedro Sula. Credit: Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images
Democratic leaders accuse Mr Trump of holding the American people hostage over his border wall plans.
President Trump demands funding for a US-Mexico border wall in his first TV address from the Oval Office.
The proposed barrier is at the heart of his row with Democrats over government spending.
The US president says he wants the government to reopen but is prepared to keep it closed long-term.