Migrants race to reach US before Trump takes over

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Migrants eat food donated by people from the Community Centre for Migrant Assistance in the community of Caborca in Sonora State, Mexico. (Alfredo Estrella, AFP)
Migrants eat food donated by people from the Community Centre for Migrant Assistance in the community of Caborca in Sonora State, Mexico. (Alfredo Estrella, AFP)

Sasabe - Migrants trying to sneak into the United States from the parched Mexican desert have to contend with border guards' drones overhead, poisonous snakes underfoot and human trafficking gangs at their backs.

But these challenges are nothing compared to their bigger fear: that someday soon, US President-elect Donald Trump will build a wall to keep them out altogether.

So before Trump takes office on Friday, they are racing against time, riding a freight train up to the border to look for a way across.

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