President Trump appeared at a rally for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday night, where he repeated the claims that the Democrats were responsible for the caravan and said it was a

President Trump has doubled his claim that there are dangerous people "from the Middle East" among the 7,200 caravans of migrants who make their way to the United States and says they will spare no expense or recourse to prevent them from entering the country.

Speaking on board Air Force One on Monday night, the president told USA Today he was prepared to send "as many troops as necessary" to prevent thousands of Hondurans and Guatemalans from going to the border.

Repeating his earlier comment that the Democrats were to blame for this, he said: "I think this could be a blessing in disguise because it shows how bad our laws are." The Democrats are responsible for that.

He was heading to a campaign rally in support of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, where he described the caravan as an "assault on the country" for which the Democrats were responsible.

As he spoke, a second caravan of thousands of additional migrants made their way through Guatemala.

Now, the original caravan, which is located in southern Mexico, is one mile long. It is not clear exactly how many there are in the second batch, but they are progressing rapidly in Guatemala.

In Mexico, there were new fears about the safety of migrants after a man died when he fell from the back of a loaded truck carrying hordes of people.

The police in Tapachula, where the accident occurred, began to order trucks full of people from the highway and demanded that the migrants continue on foot.

Among the migrants there are deportees who say they are determined to resume their old lives in the United States despite having been expelled by the Trump administration or by those who preceded it.

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President Trump appeared at a rally for Texas Senator Ted Cruz on Monday night, where he repeated claims that the Democrats were responsible for the caravan and said it was an "assault" on the country.

Job Reyes, a 36-year-old sportsman who was previously deported, told The Washington Post: It's time for him to return to the United States. It is a country where I can live my life, unlike Guatemala.

"When I heard about the caravan, I knew it was my chance."

The UN warned that many of those making the trip run the risk of being kidnapped or trafficked as they gradually walk through Mexico.

Adrian Edwards, spokesman for the United States High Commissioner for Refugees, said in Geneva on Tuesday that the agency is concerned about "the development of the humanitarian situation and the known risks of hijacking and security in areas where the caravan might venture "

"In any situation like this, it is essential that people have the opportunity to request asylum and their international protection needs be adequately evaluated, before a decision on return (or) deportation is made," he added.

President Trump, however, trusts that migrants pose the greatest threat.

This was the border bridge between Guatemala and Mexico on Tuesday morning. It was empty for the first time in days after thousands crossed over the weekend. The second caravan is on the way.

This was the border bridge between Guatemala and Mexico on Tuesday morning. It was empty for the first time in days after thousands crossed over the weekend. The second caravan is on the way.

This was the border bridge between Guatemala and Mexico on Tuesday morning. It was empty for the first time in days after thousands crossed over the weekend. The second caravan is on the way.

A migrant rolls up his sleeping mat after spending the night in Huixtla, Mexico, on Tuesday morning. They walked eight hours to get there before camping for the night.

A migrant rolls up his sleeping mat after spending the night in Huixtla, Mexico, on Tuesday morning. They walked eight hours to get there before camping for the night.

A migrant rolls up his sleeping mat after spending the night in Huixtla, Mexico, on Tuesday morning. They walked eight hours to get there before camping for the night.

The migrants slept under plastic sheets Monday night in Huixtla, Mexico. It is your last stop after arriving in Chiapas, the southernmost state of Mexico.

The migrants slept under plastic sheets Monday night in Huixtla, Mexico. It is your last stop after arriving in Chiapas, the southernmost state of Mexico.

The migrants slept under plastic sheets Monday night in Huixtla, Mexico. It is your last stop after arriving in Chiapas, the southernmost state of Mexico.

A Central American migrant waits for others to wake up in Huixtla, Mexico, on Tuesday morning before dawn

A Central American migrant waits for others to wake up in Huixtla, Mexico, on Tuesday morning before dawn

A Central American migrant waits for others to wake up in Huixtla, Mexico, on Tuesday morning before dawn

A migrant prays in the street after waking up in Huixtla, Mexico, on Tuesday morning before another day of walking.

A migrant prays in the street after waking up in Huixtla, Mexico, on Tuesday morning before another day of walking.

A migrant prays in the street after waking up in Huixtla, Mexico, on Tuesday morning before another day of walking.

A young man sleeps in the street while his neighbor packs the sheet in which he slept after spending another night in the streets. The main caravan left San Salvador in Honduras on October 13.

A young man sleeps in the street while his neighbor packs the sheet in which he slept after spending another night in the streets. The main caravan left San Salvador in Honduras on October 13.

A young man sleeps in the street while his neighbor packs the sheet in which he slept after spending another night in the streets. The main caravan left San Salvador in Honduras on October 13.

The men wash their faces and brush their teeth in the streets of Huixtla, Mexico, on Tuesday morning before leaving for the day. Mexico had promised to help the US UU Preventing migrants from entering their country, but they have done little to stop the plans of the crowd. On Friday, officials put some of them on buses to get them away from the border crossing.

The men wash their faces and brush their teeth in the streets of Huixtla, Mexico, on Tuesday morning before leaving for the day. Mexico had promised to help the US UU Preventing migrants from entering their country, but they have done little to stop the plans of the crowd. On Friday, officials put some of them on buses to get them away from the border crossing.

The men wash their faces and brush their teeth in the streets of Huixtla, Mexico, on Tuesday morning before leaving for the day. Mexico had promised to help the US UU Preventing migrants from entering their country, but they have done little to stop the plans of the crowd. On Friday, officials put some of them on buses to get them away from the border crossing.

At dawn in Huixtla, Mexico, on Tuesday, there were still candles lit from the night before. Thousands of people sleep in the streets.

At dawn in Huixtla, Mexico, on Tuesday, there were still candles lit from the night before. Thousands of people sleep in the streets.

At dawn in Huixtla, Mexico, on Tuesday, there were still candles lit from the night before. Thousands of people sleep in the streets.

The first caravan left San Salvador last week and crossed through Honduras and Guatemala with relative ease before reaching Mexico's border with Guatemala on Friday. After briefly confronting the police, they let them pass and now march north towards the United States. The second caravan is now in Chiqimula, Guatemala, and is being transported to the border to reach the others.

In a series of comments outside the White House on Monday afternoon, he said: "I have reports that there are many of everyone in that group, it's a horrible thing.

He insisted during an exchange that a mid-morning tweet about & # 39;[c]the criminals and the strangers of the Middle East would be proven true, that really are there, if the reporters only search in the right places.

& # 39; Do you know what you should do? & # 39; Trump asked Enter the middle of the caravan. Take your cameras and search, okay?

"Go to the middle and look," the president said. & # 39; You will find MS-13. You will find middle east[ers].

& # 39; You will find everything. And guess what? We are not allowing them in our country. We want security. We want security.

Democrats and Republicans have fought for days on how to describe the last sea of ​​humanity known as a "caravan" of migration.

Caravan 2.0: In addition to the 7,200 immigrants who are in the first group, a second caravan was formed in Guatemala and is preparing to cross the border into Mexico. They are photographed Monday night when they arrive in Chiquimula, 280 miles from the Mexican border.

Caravan 2.0: In addition to the 7,200 immigrants who are in the first group, a second caravan was formed in Guatemala and is preparing to cross the border into Mexico. They are photographed Monday night when they arrive in Chiquimula, 280 miles from the Mexican border.

Caravan 2.0: In addition to the 7,200 immigrants who are in the first group, a second caravan was formed in Guatemala and is preparing to cross the border into Mexico. They are photographed Monday night when they arrive in Chiquimula, 280 miles from the Mexican border.

It is not clear exactly how many additional migrants are in the second caravan. They are shown Monday night, passing by Guatemalan police agents.

It is not clear exactly how many additional migrants are in the second caravan. They are shown Monday night, passing by Guatemalan police agents.

It is not clear exactly how many additional migrants are in the second caravan. They are shown Monday night, passing by Guatemalan police agents.

The second group is located in western Guatemala in Chiquimula. On Monday, they put them on buses that will take them to the 280 miles they must cross to get to the Mexican border. Then, they will join the lines of hundreds of remaining migrants from the first caravan to cross the Mexican border and continue to the United States.

The second group is located in western Guatemala in Chiquimula. On Monday, they put them on buses that will take them to the 280 miles they must cross to get to the Mexican border. Then, they will join the lines of hundreds of remaining migrants from the first caravan to cross the Mexican border and continue to the United States.

The second group is located in western Guatemala in Chiquimula. On Monday, they put them on buses that will take them to the 280 miles they must cross to get to the Mexican border. Then, they will join the lines of hundreds of remaining migrants from the first caravan to cross the Mexican border and continue to the United States.

There were still hundreds of people running through Guatemala's border with Mexico on Monday. Some are shown lined up on Monday before letting them through the border gate. Suddenly, Mexico decided to start allowing them to enter on Friday after they initially promised not to. The move angered President Trump, who has since threatened to cut aid to Central America in retaliation.

There were still hundreds of people running through Guatemala's border with Mexico on Monday. Some are shown lined up on Monday before letting them through the border gate. Suddenly, Mexico decided to start allowing them to enter on Friday after they initially promised not to. The move angered President Trump, who has since threatened to cut aid to Central America in retaliation.

There were still hundreds of people running through Guatemala's border with Mexico on Monday. Some are shown lined up on Monday before letting them through the border gate. Suddenly, Mexico decided to start allowing them to enter on Friday after they initially promised not to. The move angered President Trump, who has since threatened to cut aid to Central America in retaliation.

Caravan: Up to 7,000 people now travel in the caravan that was seen from the air in Tapachula, southern Mexico, even 1,600 miles from the US border. UU

Caravan: Up to 7,000 people now travel in the caravan that was seen from the air in Tapachula, southern Mexico, even 1,600 miles from the US border. UU

Caravan: Up to 7,000 people now travel in the caravan that was seen from the air in Tapachula, southern Mexico, even 1,600 miles from the US border. UU

Any way to reach the north: these Hondurans travel in part for the trip through Guatemala and Mexico and hope to cross into the US. UU., But President Trump says he alerted the military and border control agencies of the United States.

Any way to reach the north: these Hondurans travel in part for the trip through Guatemala and Mexico and hope to cross into the US. UU., But President Trump says he alerted the military and border control agencies of the United States.

Any way to reach the north: these Hondurans travel in part for the trip through Guatemala and Mexico and hope to cross into the US. UU., But President Trump says he alerted the military and border control agencies of the United States.

On the way: the migrant caravan was in Metapa, in the state of Chiapas, southern Mexico, on Monday, at the same time that Trump was tweeting that it was a "national emergency" in the US. UU

On the way: the migrant caravan was in Metapa, in the state of Chiapas, southern Mexico, on Monday, at the same time that Trump was tweeting that it was a "national emergency" in the US. UU

On the way: the migrant caravan was in Metapa, in the state of Chiapas, southern Mexico, on Monday, at the same time that Trump was tweeting that it was a "national emergency" in the US. UU

On the move: Honduran migrants used a truck to get further to Mexico in Tapachula on Monday

On the move: Honduran migrants used a truck to get further to Mexico in Tapachula on Monday

On the move: Honduran migrants used a truck to get further to Mexico in Tapachula on Monday

Pressure: the city of Tapachula has seen the Miguel Hidalgo Park become the zero point for the members of the caravan of migrants who sleep at full speed

Pressure: the city of Tapachula has seen the Miguel Hidalgo Park become the zero point for the members of the caravan of migrants who sleep at full speed

Pressure: the city of Tapachula has seen the Miguel Hidalgo Park become the zero point for the members of the caravan of migrants who sleep at full speed

Having crossed the border between Mexico and Guatemala, the migrants arrived in the city of Huixtla on Monday night and appear to be traveling around 20 miles per day.

Having crossed the border between Mexico and Guatemala, the migrants arrived in the city of Huixtla on Monday night and appear to be traveling around 20 miles per day.

Having crossed the border between Mexico and Guatemala, the migrants arrived in the city of Huixtla on Monday night and appear to be traveling around 20 miles per day.

After the town square in Tapachula became a place of rest for the migrants, on Monday night it was Huixtla's turn to be the host of the caravan.

After the town square in Tapachula became a place of rest for the migrants, on Monday night it was Huixtla's turn to be the host of the caravan.

After the town square in Tapachula became a place of rest for the migrants, on Monday night it was Huixtla's turn to be the host of the caravan.

At their current pace, migrants will take about 80 days to cross Mexico on foot, which means they will reach the southern border of the United States shortly after the new year.

At their current pace, migrants will take about 80 days to cross Mexico on foot, which means they will reach the southern border of the United States shortly after the new year.

At their current pace, migrants will take about 80 days to cross Mexico on foot, which means they will reach the southern border of the United States shortly after the new year.

Men, women and children participating in the long march from Honduras to the United States rest in the Mexican city of Huixtla

Men, women and children participating in the long march from Honduras to the United States rest in the Mexican city of Huixtla

Men, women and children participating in the long march from Honduras to the United States rest in the Mexican city of Huixtla

The migrants sleep under temporary shelters in the city of Huixtla, in the state of Chiapas, southern Mexico, on Monday night.

The migrants sleep under temporary shelters in the city of Huixtla, in the state of Chiapas, southern Mexico, on Monday night.

The migrants sleep under temporary shelters in the city of Huixtla, in the state of Chiapas, southern Mexico, on Monday night.

The caravan began in Honduras earlier this month and has already traveled more than 300 miles across Guatemala to reach Mexico (pictured), but now faces a 1,600-mile road to the US border. UU

The caravan began in Honduras earlier this month and has already traveled more than 300 miles across Guatemala to reach Mexico (pictured), but now faces a 1,600-mile road to the US border. UU

The caravan began in Honduras earlier this month and has already traveled more than 300 miles across Guatemala to reach Mexico (pictured), but now faces a 1,600-mile road to the US border. UU

A Honduran woman trying to get from her country of origin to the United States is in front of a temporary shelter in the city of Huixtla.

A Honduran woman trying to get from her country of origin to the United States is in front of a temporary shelter in the city of Huixtla.

A Honduran woman trying to get from her country of origin to the United States is in front of a temporary shelter in the city of Huixtla.

Not all of the original caravan have arrived in Mexico. Here, several hundred people wait at a bridge between Guatemala and Mexico to be admitted legally.

Not all of the original caravan have arrived in Mexico. Here, several hundred people wait at a bridge between Guatemala and Mexico to be admitted legally.

Not all of the original caravan have arrived in Mexico. Here, several hundred people wait at a bridge between Guatemala and Mexico to be admitted legally.

Migrants who hope to enter Mexico legally from Guatemala sleep in camps near the border point

Migrants who hope to enter Mexico legally from Guatemala sleep in camps near the border point

Migrants who hope to enter Mexico legally from Guatemala sleep in camps near the border point

For the political left, they are asylum seekers fleeing poverty and civil wars fueled by drug trafficking. On the right, they are seen as opportunists, urged by Trump's political adversaries to be as visible as possible in the days leading up to an election in Congress and pushing Democrats to the polls.

Trump has largely blamed the governments of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, and warned that he will turn off the foreign aid key as punishment for threatening the border security of the United States.

& # 39; Every year we give them foreign help, and they did not do anything for us. … Hundreds of millions of dollars. "They, like many others, do nothing for our country," he said furiously on Monday.

Observers on the ground have said that the exodus of migrants is largely controlled by drug cartels and human traffickers, not by government agencies.

The president claimed that the caravan had grown to "much larger than 5,000 people," citing the most common figure in news reports, "and we have to stop them at the border."

Earlier, he complained on Twitter that Mexico has not been able to stop the migrants who have captured the humanitarian interest while they have stung their outrage.

"Unfortunately, it seems that the Mexican police and military can not stop the Caravan in the direction of the southern border of the United States." Unknown criminals and the Middle East are mixed in. I have alerted the Border Patrol and the Army in question. of a National Emergency.[enc]and they must change the laws! he tweeted.

The president also returned to his political messages only 15 days before the mid-term parliamentary elections, and said that voters who fear the impact of a massive influx of illegal immigrants should elect more Republicans.

& # 39; Every time you see a Caravan, or people who come illegally, or try to enter our country illegally, they think and blame the Democrats for not giving us the votes to change our pathetic immigration laws! Remember the partial exams! So unfair to those who enter legally, "he said.

The Department of National Security warns that the cartels of Mexico will try to "take advantage of the vulnerabilities" of the migrants in the caravan, which now has 7,000 troops.

Despite President Trump's hard-line rhetoric, a second caravan has formed and is located approximately 200 miles behind the first. Here, the members of the new caravan are photographed in Chiquimula, Guatemala.

Despite President Trump's hard-line rhetoric, a second caravan has formed and is located approximately 200 miles behind the first. Here, the members of the new caravan are photographed in Chiquimula, Guatemala.

Despite President Trump's hard-line rhetoric, a second caravan has formed and is located approximately 200 miles behind the first. Here, the members of the new caravan are photographed in Chiquimula, Guatemala.

On Monday night, more Honduran immigrants participating in a second caravan to the US. UU They appear in Guatemala.

On Monday night, more Honduran immigrants participating in a second caravan to the US. UU They appear in Guatemala.

On Monday night, more Honduran immigrants participating in a second caravan to the US. UU They appear in Guatemala.

It is not clear how many people participate in the second caravan of migrants, although it is said that the first has a number of up to 7,000

It is not clear how many people participate in the second caravan of migrants, although it is said that the first has a number of up to 7,000

It is not clear how many people participate in the second caravan of migrants, although it is said that the first has a number of up to 7,000

Young men traveling as part of a second caravan of migrants cross Guatemala while trying to reach the US. UU., 1,000 miles away.

Young men traveling as part of a second caravan of migrants cross Guatemala while trying to reach the US. UU., 1,000 miles away.

Young men traveling as part of a second caravan of migrants cross Guatemala while trying to reach the US. UU., 1,000 miles away.

Guatemalan police confront Honduran migrants in the city of Chiquimula when they pass on the way to America

Guatemalan police confront Honduran migrants in the city of Chiquimula when they pass on the way to America

Guatemalan police confront Honduran migrants in the city of Chiquimula when they pass on the way to America

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen warned that criminals and smugglers of persons will be prosecuted and prosecuted to the fullest extent possible by law & # 39 ;.

Nielsen spoke as thousands marched through Mexico to the United States on Sunday after evading fences and guards along the Guatemalan border.

Up to 7,000 people now travel in the caravan, according to the Los Angeles Times; Associated Press reported 5,000 and AFP counted only 3,000.

It is believed that several thousand returned to their homes, some on buses provided by the Guatemalan government, after being blocked on the border with Mexico.

But a new group of 1,000 Hondurans has begun the journey, promising to follow in the footsteps of the first.

Mexican authorities say that 640 people stopped at their border before applying for legal shelter, including 164 women, more than 104 children and adolescents, and many elderly and disabled people.

Of those who managed to cross the border, most ended up in a town called Tapachula, about 20 miles from the border in Ciudad Hidalgo, where they rested on Sunday night before continuing their march.

Now they face a tormented 1,600-mile slog across Mexico before reaching the US border. UU., Where President Trump has sworn to reject them.

He turned off a tweet on Sunday afternoon and said: "Every effort is being made to prevent the attack of illegal aliens from crossing our southern border."

& # 39; People should apply for asylum in Mexico first, and if they do not, the US will. UU They will reject them. The courts are asking the United States to do things that are not feasible!

Mexican border guards initially received Trump's praise for their hard-line approach after preventing thousands of people from crossing the country using riot shields and tear gas.

But many later they crossed the river on improvised rafts, or were helped to cross by sympathetic Mexicans who loaded them in trucks, vans, and cargo trucks before crossing.

On the way: the members of the caravan climb to the back of the truck while trying to make their way north from Tapachula.

On the way: the members of the caravan climb to the back of the truck while trying to make their way north from Tapachula.

On the way: the members of the caravan climb to the back of the truck while trying to make their way north from Tapachula.

Assistance: These caravan members had huddled in the back of a truck to reach the city of Tapachula, after crossing the border from Guatemala to Mexico.

Assistance: These caravan members had huddled in the back of a truck to reach the city of Tapachula, after crossing the border from Guatemala to Mexico.

Assistance: These caravan members had huddled in the back of a truck to reach the city of Tapachula, after crossing the border from Guatemala to Mexico.

The president said Monday that he warned the US military about a national emergency.

The president said Monday that he warned the US military about a national emergency.

Trump is trying to play the blame game more than two weeks before an election, hoping he can take advantage of fearful voters to send more Republicans to Congress

Trump is trying to play the blame game more than two weeks before an election, hoping he can take advantage of fearful voters to send more Republicans to Congress

The president said Monday that he warned the US military about a national emergency.

He reminded the governments of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador on Monday that the money from the aid they receive from Washington could be exhausted.

He reminded the governments of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador on Monday that the money from the aid they receive from Washington could be exhausted.

He reminded the governments of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador on Monday that the money from the aid they receive from Washington could be exhausted.

Refresh: Central American migrants use a fire hydrant in the main plaza of Tapachala, the city across the border from Mexico, where up to 7,000 gather

Refresh: Central American migrants use a fire hydrant in the main plaza of Tapachala, the city across the border from Mexico, where up to 7,000 gather

Refresh: Central American migrants use a fire hydrant in the main plaza of Tapachala, the city across the border from Mexico, where up to 7,000 gather

Crossing Mexico: migrants are using rafts to cross the Suchiate River, the barrier between Mexico and Guatemala, to avoid military patrols and borers

Crossing Mexico: migrants are using rafts to cross the Suchiate River, the barrier between Mexico and Guatemala, to avoid military patrols and borers

Crossing Mexico: migrants are using rafts to cross the Suchiate River, the barrier between Mexico and Guatemala, to avoid military patrols and borers

Impact: in Tapachula, public authorities face a large number of people sleeping outside, especially in Miguel Hidalgo Park

Impact: in Tapachula, public authorities face a large number of people sleeping outside, especially in Miguel Hidalgo Park

Impact: in Tapachula, public authorities face a large number of people sleeping outside, especially in Miguel Hidalgo Park

Emergency measure: Red Cross tents have been placed on the sand used for the annual Mesoamerican International Fair in Tapachula.

Emergency measure: Red Cross tents have been placed on the sand used for the annual Mesoamerican International Fair in Tapachula.

Emergency measure: Red Cross tents have been placed on the sand used for the annual Mesoamerican International Fair in Tapachula.

Sleeping rough: one of the Honduran migrants who has arrived at the border in Tecan Uman, Guatemala, sleeps while waiting for his claim to be processed

Sleeping rough: one of the Honduran migrants who has arrived at the border in Tecan Uman, Guatemala, sleeps while waiting for his claim to be processed

Sleeping rough: one of the Honduran migrants who has arrived at the border in Tecan Uman, Guatemala, sleeps while waiting for his claim to be processed

On the road: local trucks have been moving people who started in Honduras and are now in Mexico on their way to Tapachula

On the road: local trucks have been moving people who started in Honduras and are now in Mexico on their way to Tapachula

On the road: local trucks have been moving people who started in Honduras and are now in Mexico on their way to Tapachula

Ready for arrivals: these tents have been erected in the former headquarters of the Mesoamerican International Fair in Tapachula, even allowing more people to cross the border

Ready for arrivals: these tents have been erected in the former headquarters of the Mesoamerican International Fair in Tapachula, even allowing more people to cross the border

Ready for arrivals: these tents have been erected in the former headquarters of the Mesoamerican International Fair in Tapachula, even allowing more people to cross the border

The Department of Homeland Security is committed to ending the Mexican cartels that try to help a caravan of thousands of desperate migrants to cross from Mexico to the United States (in the photo, part of the caravan in Mexico)

The Department of Homeland Security is committed to ending the Mexican cartels that try to help a caravan of thousands of desperate migrants to cross from Mexico to the United States (in the photo, part of the caravan in Mexico)

The Department of Homeland Security is committed to ending the Mexican cartels that try to help a caravan of thousands of desperate migrants to cross from Mexico to the United States (in the photo, part of the caravan in Mexico)

Around 3,000 people have crossed from Guatemala to Mexico since they arrived on Friday, less than 5,000 after many surrendered and returned to their homes (pictured, immigrants in Mexico)

Around 3,000 people have crossed from Guatemala to Mexico since they arrived on Friday, less than 5,000 after many surrendered and returned to their homes (pictured, immigrants in Mexico)

Around 3,000 people have crossed from Guatemala to Mexico since they arrived on Friday, less than 5,000 after many surrendered and returned to their homes (pictured, immigrants in Mexico)

The caravan continued its march through Mexico on Monday despite President Trump's threats to detain anyone who has not sought legal asylum on the United States border.

The caravan continued its march through Mexico on Monday despite President Trump's threats to detain anyone who has not sought legal asylum on the United States border.

The caravan continued its march through Mexico on Monday despite President Trump's threats to detain anyone who has not sought legal asylum on the United States border.

Dozens of migrants rest in the main square of Tapachula, Mexico, on Sunday, who walked from Ciudad Hidalgo, about 20 miles from the border with Guatemala.

Dozens of migrants rest in the main square of Tapachula, Mexico, on Sunday, who walked from Ciudad Hidalgo, about 20 miles from the border with Guatemala.

Dozens of migrants rest in the main square of Tapachula, Mexico, on Sunday, who walked from Ciudad Hidalgo, about 20 miles from the border with Guatemala.

The migrants wave a Honduran flag after crossing the border between Guatemala and Mexico, where they have promised to continue in the United States.

The migrants wave a Honduran flag after crossing the border between Guatemala and Mexico, where they have promised to continue in the United States.

The migrants wave a Honduran flag after crossing the border between Guatemala and Mexico, where they have promised to continue in the United States.

A young Honduran woman eats in the main square of Tapachula, Mexico, after successfully crossing the border of Guatemala

A young Honduran woman eats in the main square of Tapachula, Mexico, after successfully crossing the border of Guatemala

A young Honduran woman eats in the main square of Tapachula, Mexico, after successfully crossing the border of Guatemala

Speaking on Sunday about the group that had crossed into Mexico, Nielsen said: "While we closely monitor the caravan crisis, we must be alert to transnational criminal organizations and other criminals who take advantage of the vulnerabilities of those who undertake the irregular migratory trip.

& # 39; We will work with our partners in the region to investigate and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law all those who seek to encourage and benefit from irregular migration.

"We fully support the efforts of Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, as they seek to address this critical situation and ensure a safer and more secure region."

Aaron Juarez, 21, a migrant who was walking through Mexico with his wife and baby while limping due to an injury, promised that "nobody is going to stop that". let's go to the USA UU & # 39;[Not] after everything we have gone through.

Honduran farmer Edwin Geovanni Enamorado said he was forced to leave his country due to intimidation by criminal gangs. "We are tired, but very happy, we are united and strong," he said.

Britany Hernandez added: "We have sunburn. We have blisters. But we have come this far. Our strength is greater than Trump's threats.

The president-elect of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, called for fair treatment of migrants.

President Trump has taken an unusually harsh line against the Central American countries in an attempt to force them to take back their own people instead of allowing them to march north through Mexico.

President Trump has taken an unusually harsh line against the Central American countries in an attempt to force them to take back their own people instead of allowing them to march north through Mexico.

President Trump has taken an unusually harsh line against the Central American countries in an attempt to force them to take back their own people instead of allowing them to march north through Mexico.

A van owned by a Mexican driver helps migrants cross the border from Guatemala, followed closely by another driver who does the same (left)

A van owned by a Mexican driver helps migrants cross the border from Guatemala, followed closely by another driver who does the same (left)

A van owned by a Mexican driver helps migrants cross the border from Guatemala, followed closely by another driver who does the same (left)

Having traveled to Mexico from Honduras, almost 350 miles away, migrants now face a 1,600-mile trek through Mexico to reach the United States border.

Having traveled to Mexico from Honduras, almost 350 miles away, migrants now face a 1,600-mile trek through Mexico to reach the United States border.

Having traveled to Mexico from Honduras, almost 350 miles away, migrants now face a 1,600-mile trek through Mexico to reach the United States border.

Paramedics check the blood pressure of a migrant in Tapachula, after crossing the border.

Paramedics check the blood pressure of a migrant in Tapachula, after crossing the border.

Paramedics check the blood pressure of a migrant in Tapachula, after crossing the border.

Mexican doctors treat a Honduran boy in Tapachula after his family crossed over from Guatemala over the weekend.

Mexican doctors treat a Honduran boy in Tapachula after his family crossed over from Guatemala over the weekend.

Mexican doctors treat a Honduran boy in Tapachula after his family crossed over from Guatemala over the weekend.

Migrants on the Guatemalan side of the border wait to cross into Mexico after being stopped by guards

Migrants on the Guatemalan side of the border wait to cross into Mexico after being stopped by guards

Migrants on the Guatemalan side of the border wait to cross into Mexico after being stopped by guards

Guatemalan officials fumigate the main bridge between their country and Mexico, which has been crowded by thousands of migrants in recent days.

Guatemalan officials fumigate the main bridge between their country and Mexico, which has been crowded by thousands of migrants in recent days.

Guatemalan officials fumigate the main bridge between their country and Mexico, which has been crowded by thousands of migrants in recent days.

"We do not want them to confront what Mexicans face when they need to look for work in the United States," he said on Twitter.

The caravan left San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras more than a week ago, after a call to social networks broadcast by a former Honduran deputy.

The politician Bartolo Fuentes, member of the Freedom Party and the Refoundation of former leftist president Manuel Zelaya, told AFP that he was only reproducing a poster on his Facebook page.

The poster invited people to a & # 39; Migratory March & # 39; with a slogan: "We're not leaving because we want to, but because we're being driven out by violence and poverty."

Morales and his Honduran counterpart, Juan Orlando Hernández, said after meeting that the march "violated the borders and the good faith of the states."

The Honduran president acknowledged that social problems were a contributing factor.

"Without a doubt, we have a lot to do so that our people can have opportunities in their communities," he said.

The migrants denied that their motives were political.

"We decided to join those who were going," said Edgar Aguilar. This is not political. This comes from hunger, from drought, it is for prosperity, for a better life. This is not political!

Migrants generally flee poverty and insecurity in Honduras, where powerful street gangs rule their territory with brutal violence.

According to a study by a Honduran university, with a homicide rate of 43 per 100,000 inhabitants, Honduras is one of the most violent countries in the world.

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