"We will now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given to them".
The caravan set off from Honduran city of San Pedro Sula on October 13 and by October 19. reached Ciudad Hidalgo in Southern Mexico, where the crowd was estimated between 5,000 and 9,200. Evaluations of the caravan's size have varied. The widely criticized separations themselves followed an uptick in statistics for border crossings, and the new report on the surge in families entering the U.S. comes just weeks before the midterm elections, which Trump has tried to make in part a referendum on immigration.
Children appear to make up only about 5 to 10 percent of migrants in a caravan traveling through far-southern Mexico.
CNN teams witnessed migrants jumping off a bridge at the Mexico-Guatemala border over the weekend and riding rafts across a river to reach Mexican soil.
Federal law prohibits the use of active duty service members for law enforcement inside the US unless specifically authorized by Congress. Trump would feel a lot better about the caravan; Democrats would feel better about the hats.
Trump tweeted that "Democrat inspired" laws make it hard to stop people at the border. Their well-being is of particular concern to staff due to the extreme heat in the tropical lowlands of Chiapas, where temperatures are tipped to peak at 32°C this week, with high humidity.
Majority are from Honduras and some had tied Honduran flags to their backpacks as they got ready to cross into Mexico.
The caravan is still more than 1,000 miles away but there are reports that it is receiving aid and transportation from unknown sources. Honduras and Guatemala were among just nine countries to side with the U.S.in that U.N. General Assembly vote. "I couldn't even go into the street", Flores said.
"However, in situations where Congress has not gone into specifics, an administration has a considerable amount of flexibility about how exactly it spends the allocated budget - although it has to notify Congress of its intentions". They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly on the topic.
"If someone migrates to the United States, it's to work, and working is not a crime", he said.
Global law requires that individuals fleeing violence and persecution must be allowed access to the country where they are seeking asylum and the right to apply for it. Here's what you really need to know about the "migrant caravan". Let's see if they give us a ride up ahead. "My wife and I made this decision".
The caravan is resting today out of respect for a Honduran migrant who fell from a vehicle yesterday and died.
This "Turn-back Policy" is now subject to a lawsuit from the Southern Poverty Law Center, which accuses immigration officials of unlawfully delaying access to the asylum process. "Have seen hundreds of women and children and babies, though". He vowed, "They will be stopped!" in apparent reference to the caravan, which was still about 1,000 miles from the U.S. -Mexico border and starting to dwindle.
After 36 hours at the border, only 600 people had made it into Mexico via the official checkpoint.
The country's official Twitter stream showed images of exhausted-looking migrants on drips, being tended to by Red Cross personnel, or boarding buses to head home. "But we're warriors, and we've got to get to the place we've got to be".