Near Tapachula, Mexico (CNN)Crowds of migrants resumed their long journey north on Sunday from the Mexican border city of Ciudad Hidalgo, according to Mexican federal police officers.

The caravan was headed for Tapachula, a city about 37 kilometers (23 miles) north of the Mexico-Guatemala border, the officers told CNN. There were about 10 buses awaiting migrants along the highway between Tapachula and Ciudad Hidalgo and the drivers had been instructed to carry the migrants to shelters in Tapachula, the officers said. It was unclear how many of the group were from the migrant caravan and how many were Mexicans who joined the march.One migrant, a 20-year-old Honduran named William, told CNN he crossed into Mexico via a float that carried him across the muddy Suchiate River on Saturday. A 20-year-old migrant named William said he left Honduras looking for work. A 20-year-old migrant named William said he left Honduras looking for work. A 20-year-old migrant named William said he left Honduras looking for work. He left home looking for work, he said, and was ultimately bound for either Mexico or the United States, wherever he could land a job.Read More”There is no work back home,” he said. “No future.” Approximately 640 migrants requested asylum in Mexico, according to a statement from the Mexican government and the National Migration Institute. Authorities have given “priority attention to 164 women, 104 children and elders,” the statement said, adding that some of the women are pregnant and there is at least one unaccompanied minor. A caravan of migrants is nearing Mexico's border. Will authorities turn them back?A caravan of migrants is nearing Mexico's border. Will authorities turn them back?A caravan of migrants is nearing Mexico's border. Will authorities turn them back?An additional statement from the Mexican government said there were 2,200 migrants remaining on the bridge connecting Guatemala and Mexico, and about 900 tried to cross into Mexico illegally. The Honduran Foreign Ministry previously said 2,000 people in the caravan had turned around and headed home. Thousands of Central American migrants fleeing poverty and violence were initially prevented from crossing the bridge.On Friday, Mexican authorities began allowing a trickle of migrants, starting with women and children, to pass through the gates and board buses bound for refugee camps.

Caravan of migrants continues trip into Mexico, thousands of people. pic.twitter.com/VbZWFjxzQC

— Patrick Oppmann CNN (@CNN_Oppmann) October 21, 2018 Others pushed through or climbed over a steel gate before riot police stopped them with tear gas and smoke canisters. Some migrants collapsed, coughing or weeping, according to video from the scene. It’s unclear exactly how many migrants were allowed to legally cross the border into Mexico, where they were taken to shelters to rest. On Saturday, with the punishing heat bearing down on them, some migrants took matters into their own hands, and crossed into Mexico on rafts that ferried them across the river.

We confirmed the Guatemala side is open if #CaravanaMigrantes wants to go back. But some are choosing to jump pic.twitter.com/DEvQSPoJoX

— Bill Weir (@BillWeirCNN) October 20, 2018 One of the migrants marching to Ciudad Hidalgo, Luis Miguel Martinez, 30, also said his goal was to find work in the United States so he could feed his family, including two daughters he left behind in Honduras. He was carrying a pink backpack and a blanket for a woman who also had a small child. But he was happy to help.”We are one group,” he said. “One people.” The crowd stretched all the way to the horizon. Some carried a Honduran flag, chanting “Mexico. Others hitched a ride, hanging off a tractor trailer headed for Tapachula.The migrant caravan walks into the interior of Mexico after crossing the Guatemalan border on October 21, 2018 near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico.The migrant caravan walks into the interior of Mexico after crossing the Guatemalan border on October 21, 2018 near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico.The migrant caravan walks into the interior of Mexico after crossing the Guatemalan border on October 21, 2018 near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico.What happens next?It’s unclear whether the caravan will be allowed to reach the US border. Mexican authorities previously outlined their plan to respond to the caravan once it arrived at the Mexican border. • Anyone with a valid visa will be able to enter and move freely.• Anyone who wants to be recognized as a refugee or as a beneficiary of “complementary protection measures” must do so individually. Those who do so will be held “at a migratory station” for as many as 45 business days.• Anyone who enters “in an irregular manner” will be “rescued and subject to an administrative procedure and, where appropriate, will be returned to their country of origin in a safe and orderly manner.”Mexican authorities also have said they’re asking for help from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to process migrants seeking refugee status.A migrant caravan headed to the United States walks into the interior of Mexico after crossing the Guatemalan border on Sunday, October 21. A migrant caravan headed to the United States walks into the interior of Mexico after crossing the Guatemalan border on Sunday, October 21. Photos: A migrant caravan headed to the United States walks into the interior of Mexico after crossing the Guatemalan border on Sunday, October 21. Hide Caption 1 of 45Central American migrants hitchhike along the highway near the border with Guatemala, as they continue their journey trying to reach the United States.Central American migrants hitchhike along the highway near the border with Guatemala, as they continue their journey trying to reach the United States. Photos: Central American migrants hitchhike along the highway near the border with Guatemala, as they continue their journey trying to reach the United States.Hide Caption 2 of 45A Mexican Federal Police helicopter flies over migrants heading in a caravan to the United States, on the road linking Ciudad Hidalgo and Tapachula in Mexico.A Mexican Federal Police helicopter flies over migrants heading in a caravan to the United States, on the road linking Ciudad Hidalgo and Tapachula in Mexico. Photos: A Mexican Federal Police helicopter flies over migrants heading in a caravan to the United States, on the road linking Ciudad Hidalgo and Tapachula in Mexico.Hide Caption 3 of 45Central American migrants walk north toward Tapachula, after departing Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico.Central American migrants walk north toward Tapachula, after departing Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. Photos: Central American migrants walk north toward Tapachula, after departing Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico.Hide Caption 4 of 45Local residents cheer as a migrant caravan walks into the interior of Mexico after crossing the Guatemalan border.Local residents cheer as a migrant caravan walks into the interior of Mexico after crossing the Guatemalan border. Photos: Local residents cheer as a migrant caravan walks into the interior of Mexico after crossing the Guatemalan border.Hide Caption 5 of 45Migrants still on the Guatemalan side of the border sleep at a temporary immigrant shelter on Sunday in Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala. The caravan of thousands of Central Americans made it's way into Mexico with some members hoping to eventually reach the United States.Migrants still on the Guatemalan side of the border sleep at a temporary immigrant shelter on Sunday in Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala. The caravan of thousands of Central Americans made it's way into Mexico with some members hoping to eventually reach the United States. Photos: Migrants still on the Guatemalan side of the border sleep at a temporary immigrant shelter on Sunday in Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala. The caravan of thousands of Central Americans made it’s way into Mexico with some members hoping to eventually reach the United States.Hide Caption 6 of 45Honduran migrants, part of a caravan heading towards the United States, travel on the road linking Ciudad Hidalgo and Tapachula, Chiapas state, Mexico, on Sunday.Honduran migrants, part of a caravan heading towards the United States, travel on the road linking Ciudad Hidalgo and Tapachula, Chiapas state, Mexico, on Sunday. Photos: Honduran migrants, part of a caravan heading towards the United States, travel on the road linking Ciudad Hidalgo and Tapachula, Chiapas state, Mexico, on Sunday.Hide Caption 7 of 45Central American migrants walking to the United States continue their journey, departing Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Sunday.Central American migrants walking to the United States continue their journey, departing Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Sunday. Photos: Central American migrants walking to the United States continue their journey, departing Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Sunday.Hide Caption 8 of 45A Honduran migrant boy, part of a caravan heading to the United States, walks on the road linking Ciudad Hidalgo and Tapachula, Chiapas state, Mexico, on Sunday.A Honduran migrant boy, part of a caravan heading to the United States, walks on the road linking Ciudad Hidalgo and Tapachula, Chiapas state, Mexico, on Sunday. Photos: A Honduran migrant boy, part of a caravan heading to the United States, walks on the road linking Ciudad Hidalgo and Tapachula, Chiapas state, Mexico, on Sunday.Hide Caption 9 of 45Honduran migrants who have already reached Mexican soil cheer at the rest of the group still waiting to cross at the Guatemala-Mexico border bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Saturday, October 20.Honduran migrants who have already reached Mexican soil cheer at the rest of the group still waiting to cross at the Guatemala-Mexico border bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Saturday, October 20. Photos: Honduran migrants who have already reached Mexican soil cheer at the rest of the group still waiting to cross at the Guatemala-Mexico border bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Saturday, October 20.Hide Caption 10 of 45Children of migrants, part of the caravan, on Saturday wait with their parents to apply for asylum in Mexico at a checkpoint in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico.Children of migrants, part of the caravan, on Saturday wait with their parents to apply for asylum in Mexico at a checkpoint in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. Photos: Children of migrants, part of the caravan, on Saturday wait with their parents to apply for asylum in Mexico at a checkpoint in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico.Hide Caption 11 of 45A Honduran migrant mother and her son walk through the bridge after crossing the border between Guatemala and Mexico on Saturday.A Honduran migrant mother and her son walk through the bridge after crossing the border between Guatemala and Mexico on Saturday. Photos: A Honduran migrant mother and her son walk through the bridge after crossing the border between Guatemala and Mexico on Saturday.Hide Caption 12 of 45Mexican paramedics help a Honduran woman who fainted after crossing the border between Guatemala and Mexico on Saturday.Mexican paramedics help a Honduran woman who fainted after crossing the border between Guatemala and Mexico on Saturday. Photos: Mexican paramedics help a Honduran woman who fainted after crossing the border between Guatemala and Mexico on Saturday.Hide Caption 13 of 45Honduran migrants help some of their members get down to the Suchiate River from the Guatemala-Mexico international border bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo on Saturday.Honduran migrants help some of their members get down to the Suchiate River from the Guatemala-Mexico international border bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo on Saturday. Photos: Honduran migrants help some of their members get down to the Suchiate River from the Guatemala-Mexico international border bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo on Saturday.Hide Caption 14 of 45A migrant is comforted by a Mexican paramedic after her mother fainted while crossing the border between Guatemala and Mexico.A migrant is comforted by a Mexican paramedic after her mother fainted while crossing the border between Guatemala and Mexico. Photos: A migrant is comforted by a Mexican paramedic after her mother fainted while crossing the border between Guatemala and Mexico.Hide Caption 15 of 45Honduran migrants from the caravan on Saturday cross the Suchiate River, a natural border between Guatemala and Mexico.Honduran migrants from the caravan on Saturday cross the Suchiate River, a natural border between Guatemala and Mexico. Photos: Honduran migrants from the caravan on Saturday cross the Suchiate River, a natural border between Guatemala and Mexico.Hide Caption 16 of 45A Honduran migrant looks through the gate on the bridge that connects Mexico and Guatemala in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, on Saturday.A Honduran migrant looks through the gate on the bridge that connects Mexico and Guatemala in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, on Saturday. Photos: A Honduran migrant looks through the gate on the bridge that connects Mexico and Guatemala in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, on Saturday.Hide Caption 17 of 45Migrants in the caravan wait on Saturday for the opening of the gate on the bridge that connects Guatemala to Mexico.Migrants in the caravan wait on Saturday for the opening of the gate on the bridge that connects Guatemala to Mexico. Photos: Migrants in the caravan wait on Saturday for the opening of the gate on the bridge that connects Guatemala to Mexico.Hide Caption 18 of 45Thousands of Honduran migrants rush across the border toward Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, October 19.Thousands of Honduran migrants rush across the border toward Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, October 19. Photos: Thousands of Honduran migrants rush across the border toward Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, October 19.Hide Caption 19 of 45A Honduran man protects his child after fellow migrants, part of a caravan trying to reach the United States, stormed a border checkpoint in Guatemala, in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Friday, October 19.A Honduran man protects his child after fellow migrants, part of a caravan trying to reach the United States, stormed a border checkpoint in Guatemala, in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Friday, October 19. Photos: A Honduran man protects his child after fellow migrants, part of a caravan trying to reach the United States, stormed a border checkpoint in Guatemala, in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Friday, October 19.Hide Caption 20 of 45Honduran migrants, part of a caravan trying to reach the United States, storm a border checkpoint to cross into Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, October 19. Honduran migrants, part of a caravan trying to reach the United States, storm a border checkpoint to cross into Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, October 19. Photos: Honduran migrants, part of a caravan trying to reach the United States, storm a border checkpoint to cross into Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, October 19. Hide Caption 21 of 45Mexican federal police officers allow women and children taking part in a caravan of Honduran migrants heading to the United States to cross to Mexico in the border city of Tecun Uman, Guatemala, on Friday, October 19. Mexican federal police officers allow women and children taking part in a caravan of Honduran migrants heading to the United States to cross to Mexico in the border city of Tecun Uman, Guatemala, on Friday, October 19. Photos: Mexican federal police officers allow women and children taking part in a caravan of Honduran migrants heading to the United States to cross to Mexico in the border city of Tecun Uman, Guatemala, on Friday, October 19. Hide Caption 22 of 45An aerial view shows a Honduran migrant caravan heading to the United States as it is stopped at a border barrier on the Guatemala-Mexico international bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Friday, October 19. An aerial view shows a Honduran migrant caravan heading to the United States as it is stopped at a border barrier on the Guatemala-Mexico international bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Friday, October 19. Photos: An aerial view shows a Honduran migrant caravan heading to the United States as it is stopped at a border barrier on the Guatemala-Mexico international bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Friday, October 19. Hide Caption 23 of 45Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the United States remove a barrier at the Guatemala-Mexico border bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Friday, October 19.Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the United States remove a barrier at the Guatemala-Mexico border bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Friday, October 19. Photos: Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the United States remove a barrier at the Guatemala-Mexico border bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Friday, October 19.Hide Caption 24 of 45A child is lifted over the border fence as thousands of Honduran migrants rush across the border toward Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, October 19. A child is lifted over the border fence as thousands of Honduran migrants rush across the border toward Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, October 19. Photos: A child is lifted over the border fence as thousands of Honduran migrants rush across the border toward Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, October 19. Hide Caption 25 of 45A Honduran migrant mother and child are surrounded by Mexican Federal Police in riot gear, at the border crossing in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Friday, October 19. A Honduran migrant mother and child are surrounded by Mexican Federal Police in riot gear, at the border crossing in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Friday, October 19. Photos: A Honduran migrant mother and child are surrounded by Mexican Federal Police in riot gear, at the border crossing in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Friday, October 19. Hide Caption 26 of 45A Honduran migrant, part of a caravan trying to reach the United States, storms the checkpoint between Guatemala and Mexico in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, October 19.A Honduran migrant, part of a caravan trying to reach the United States, storms the checkpoint between Guatemala and Mexico in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, October 19. Photos: A Honduran migrant, part of a caravan trying to reach the United States, storms the checkpoint between Guatemala and Mexico in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, October 19.Hide Caption 27 of 45Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the United States rush through the Guatemala-Mexico border bridge after tearing down its gate in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Friday, October 19. Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the United States rush through the Guatemala-Mexico border bridge after tearing down its gate in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Friday, October 19. Photos: Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the United States rush through the Guatemala-Mexico border bridge after tearing down its gate in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Friday, October 19. Hide Caption 28 of 45Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the United States crowd the gate of the Guatemala-Mexico border bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Friday, October 19.Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the United States crowd the gate of the Guatemala-Mexico border bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Friday, October 19. Photos: Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the United States crowd the gate of the Guatemala-Mexico border bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Friday, October 19.Hide Caption 29 of 45Honduran migrants wait at the Mexican border in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, on Friday, October 19. Thousands of migrants traveling in a caravan briefly moved toward the border crossing between the two countries before turning around. Guatemala has closed its border gate and is standing guard with dozens of troops and two armored jeeps. Honduran migrants wait at the Mexican border in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, on Friday, October 19. Thousands of migrants traveling in a caravan briefly moved toward the border crossing between the two countries before turning around. Guatemala has closed its border gate and is standing guard with dozens of troops and two armored jeeps. Photos: Honduran migrants wait at the Mexican border in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, on Friday, October 19. Thousands of migrants traveling in a caravan briefly moved toward the border crossing between the two countries before turning around. Guatemala has closed its border gate and is standing guard with dozens of troops and two armored jeeps. Hide Caption 30 of 45Honduran migrants leave Guatemala City, Guatemala, at sunrise on Thursday, October 18, 2018, as they make their way north toward the United States. Many of the more than 2,000 Hondurans in a migrant caravan trying to wend its way to the United States left spontaneously with little more than the clothes on their backs and what they could quickly throw into backpacks. Honduran migrants leave Guatemala City, Guatemala, at sunrise on Thursday, October 18, 2018, as they make their way north toward the United States. Many of the more than 2,000 Hondurans in a migrant caravan trying to wend its way to the United States left spontaneously with little more than the clothes on their backs and what they could quickly throw into backpacks. Photos: Honduran migrants leave Guatemala City, Guatemala, at sunrise on Thursday, October 18, 2018, as they make their way north toward the United States. Many of the more than 2,000 Hondurans in a migrant caravan trying to wend its way to the United States left spontaneously with little more than the clothes on their backs and what they could quickly throw into backpacks. Hide Caption 31 of 45Migrants display the flag of Honduras while on a caravan of migrants en route to the Mexican border on Thursday in Guatemala City. The caravan of thousands of Central Americans, most from Honduras, hopes to eventually reach the United States. President Donald Trump has threatened to cancel the recent trade deal with Mexico and withhold aid to Central American countries if the caravan isn't stopped before reaching the United States. Migrants display the flag of Honduras while on a caravan of migrants en route to the Mexican border on Thursday in Guatemala City. The caravan of thousands of Central Americans, most from Honduras, hopes to eventually reach the United States. President Donald Trump has threatened to cancel the recent trade deal with Mexico and withhold aid to Central American countries if the caravan isn't stopped before reaching the United States. Photos: Migrants display the flag of Honduras while on a caravan of migrants en route to the Mexican border on Thursday in Guatemala City. The caravan of thousands of Central Americans, most from Honduras, hopes to eventually reach the United States. President Donald Trump has threatened to cancel the recent trade deal with Mexico and withhold aid to Central American countries if the caravan isn’t stopped before reaching the United States. Hide Caption 32 of 45A Honduran migrant, part of a caravan trying to reach the United States, pushes a stroller with a boy during a new leg of their travel in Guatemala City on Thursday.A Honduran migrant, part of a caravan trying to reach the United States, pushes a stroller with a boy during a new leg of their travel in Guatemala City on Thursday. Photos: A Honduran migrant, part of a caravan trying to reach the United States, pushes a stroller with a boy during a new leg of their travel in Guatemala City on Thursday.Hide Caption 33 of 45Honduran migrants in the caravan are pictured inside a truck on Thursday. Honduran migrants in the caravan are pictured inside a truck on Thursday. Photos: Honduran migrants in the caravan are pictured inside a truck on Thursday. Hide Caption 34 of 45Honduran migrants hike in the forest after crossing the Lempa River, on the border between Honduras and Guatemala, to join the caravan on Thursday.Honduran migrants hike in the forest after crossing the Lempa River, on the border between Honduras and Guatemala, to join the caravan on Thursday. Photos: Honduran migrants hike in the forest after crossing the Lempa River, on the border between Honduras and Guatemala, to join the caravan on Thursday.Hide Caption 35 of 45Honduran migrants climb into the bed of a truck in Zacapa, Guatemala, on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Honduran migrants climb into the bed of a truck in Zacapa, Guatemala, on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Photos: Honduran migrants climb into the bed of a truck in Zacapa, Guatemala, on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Hide Caption 36 of 45A Honduran migrant, part of the caravan, rests on a street as he looks through his mobile phone in Guatemala City on Wednesday.A Honduran migrant, part of the caravan, rests on a street as he looks through his mobile phone in Guatemala City on Wednesday. Photos: A Honduran migrant, part of the caravan, rests on a street as he looks through his mobile phone in Guatemala City on Wednesday.Hide Caption 37 of 45A child lies on the ground to rest as Honduran migrants take part in a caravan to the United States in Teculutan, Guatemala, on Wednesday. A child lies on the ground to rest as Honduran migrants take part in a caravan to the United States in Teculutan, Guatemala, on Wednesday. Photos: A child lies on the ground to rest as Honduran migrants take part in a caravan to the United States in Teculutan, Guatemala, on Wednesday. Hide Caption 38 of 45Honduran migrants heading to the United States rest at a gymnasium of a Catholic church in Chiquimula, Guatemala, on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The caravan set out October 13 from the impoverished, violence-plagued country. Honduran migrants heading to the United States rest at a gymnasium of a Catholic church in Chiquimula, Guatemala, on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The caravan set out October 13 from the impoverished, violence-plagued country. Photos: Honduran migrants heading to the United States rest at a gymnasium of a Catholic church in Chiquimula, Guatemala, on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The caravan set out October 13 from the impoverished, violence-plagued country. Hide Caption 39 of 45Honduran migrants pray at an improvised shelter in Chiquimula, Guatemala, on Tuesday.Honduran migrants pray at an improvised shelter in Chiquimula, Guatemala, on Tuesday. Photos: Honduran migrants pray at an improvised shelter in Chiquimula, Guatemala, on Tuesday.Hide Caption 40 of 45Families in the caravan rest for the night in a community gym on Tuesday in Chiquimula, Guatemala. The caravan is the second of its size in 2018.Families in the caravan rest for the night in a community gym on Tuesday in Chiquimula, Guatemala. The caravan is the second of its size in 2018. Photos: Families in the caravan rest for the night in a community gym on Tuesday in Chiquimula, Guatemala. The caravan is the second of its size in 2018.Hide Caption 41 of 45Honduran migrants move north on Tuesday near Quezaltepeque, Guatemala. Honduran migrants move north on Tuesday near Quezaltepeque, Guatemala. Photos: Honduran migrants move north on Tuesday near Quezaltepeque, Guatemala. Hide Caption 42 of 45Honduran migrants holds up their national ID cards as Guatemalan police block them and their caravan after the group crossed the Honduras-Guatemala border in Esquipulas, Guatemala, on Monday, October 15, 2018. Police stopped the migrants for several hours but the travelers refused to return to the border and were eventually allowed to pass.  Honduran migrants holds up their national ID cards as Guatemalan police block them and their caravan after the group crossed the Honduras-Guatemala border in Esquipulas, Guatemala, on Monday, October 15, 2018. Police stopped the migrants for several hours but the travelers refused to return to the border and were eventually allowed to pass.  Photos: Honduran migrants holds up their national ID cards as Guatemalan police block them and their caravan after the group crossed the Honduras-Guatemala border in Esquipulas, Guatemala, on Monday, October 15, 2018. Police stopped the migrants for several hours but the travelers refused to return to the border and were eventually allowed to pass. Hide Caption 43 of 45The caravan moves north after crossing the border from Honduras into Guatemala on Monday.The caravan moves north after crossing the border from Honduras into Guatemala on Monday. Photos: The caravan moves north after crossing the border from Honduras into Guatemala on Monday.Hide Caption 44 of 45The caravan pauses at a Guatemalan police checkpoint after crossing the border from Honduras on Monday.  The caravan pauses at a Guatemalan police checkpoint after crossing the border from Honduras on Monday.  Photos: The caravan pauses at a Guatemalan police checkpoint after crossing the border from Honduras on Monday. Hide Caption 45 of 4506 migrant caravan 102107 migrant caravan 102110 migrant caravan 102108 migrant caravan 102109 migrant caravan 102105 migrant caravan 102103 migrant caravan 102101 migrant caravan 102104 migrant caravan 102113 migrant caravan 102009 migrant caravan 102011 migrant caravan 102012 migrant caravan 102004 migrant caravan 102006 migrant caravan 102003 migrant caravan 102001 migrant ccaravan 102002 migrant caravan 102011 migrant caravan 16x9 101909 migrant caravan 101913 migrant caravan 101915 migrant caravan 101916 migrant caravan 101914 migrant caravan 101908 migrant caravan 101912 migrant caravan 101917 migrant caravan 101902 migrant caravan 101903 migrant caravan 101901 migrant caravan 101901 migrant caravan 101802 migrant caravan 101803 migrant caravan 101804 migrant caravan 101805 migrant caravan 101806 migrant caravan 101807 migrant caravan 101808 migrant caravan 101809 migrant caravan 101810 migrant caravan 101802 guatemala caravan 101712 migrant caravan 101813 migrant caravan 101814 migrant caravan 101815 migrant caravan 1018President tweets about caravanThe caravan formed October 13 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and arrived in Guatemala on Monday. Its slow procession north has prompted US President Donald Trump to threaten to cut aid to Central American nations and to send troops to the US border if Mexico fails to stop the surge.”Full efforts are being made to stop the onslaught of illegal aliens from crossing our [southern] Border,” Trump tweeted Sunday. “People have to apply for asylum in Mexico first, and if they fail to do that, the U.S. will turn them away. The courts are asking the U.S. to do things that are not doable!”

Full efforts are being made to stop the onslaught of illegal aliens from crossing our Souther Border. People have to apply for asylum in Mexico first, and if they fail to do that, the U.S. will turn them away. The courts are asking the U.S. to do things that are not doable!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2018 He followed that tweet with another: “The Caravans are a disgrace to the Democrat Party. Change the immigration laws NOW!” The caravan formed just weeks before the US midterm elections. And many Republican candidates have echoed Trump’s rhetoric about boosting border security and cracking down on illegal immigration. Trump claims (without evidence) that Dems are behind migrant caravan ahead of midtermsTrump claims (without evidence) that Dems are behind migrant caravan ahead of midtermsTrump claims (without evidence) that Dems are behind migrant caravan ahead of midtermsThe US President has pointed to the caravan as a key issue in the upcoming elections, and has used it to attack Democrats, saying — without evidence — they wanted the caravan to arrive before Election Day so the migrants would vote for Democrats. But as asylum-seekers, the migrants would not be citizens and would not be allowed to vote.

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