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Mexican President Offers Caravan Incentives To Seek Asylum There

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Mexican President Offers Caravan Incentives To Seek Asylum There
Mexican President-Elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has already announced his intentions to pursue a similar program under his administration.
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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has announced a new set of incentives for members of the migrant caravan to stay and seek asylum in Mexico. 

In his announcement Friday, Peña Nieto said the new program, which is called "You Are Home," will provide temporary work permits, medical care, shelter and schooling for asylum seekers in two Mexican states.

Those states are Chiapas and Oaxaca — the former where the caravan currently is, and the latter where it's projected to be next week, hundreds of miles from the U.S. border.

Earlier Friday, Mexican authorities detained a smaller group reportedly trying to catch up to the main caravan near the city of Tapachula, near the border with Guatemala. 

Additional reporting by Newsy affiliate CNN.