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From TheJournal.ie Migrant caravan embarks on 'route of death' through Mexico towards US border Caravans

Migrant caravan embarks on 'route of death' through Mexico towards US border

US president Donald Trump has ordered US troops to the Mexican border in response to the caravans.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why is Trump vowing to send up to 15,000 troops to the US-Mexico border? Caravan Issue

Explainer: Why is Trump vowing to send up to 15,000 troops to the US-Mexico border?

Critics have blasted the move as an expensive political stunt ahead of next week’s midterm elections.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Travellers are prospering in America and "make most of their money from life insurance" TRAVELLERS IN AMERICA

Irish Travellers are prospering in America and "make most of their money from life insurance"

Two secretive Traveller communities allowed a TV3 documentary-maker access recently. He found that after 200 years in the US, some of their traditions remain the same – while some are markedly different.

From TheJournal.ie Census 2011: Fall in number of Travellers living in mobile homes Census 2011

Census 2011: Fall in number of Travellers living in mobile homes

The Census 2011 gives a fascinating snapshot into the life of Travellers in Ireland. It shows they are younger as a population, and are more likely to be married between the ages of 15 -24 than the rest of the population.