A second, smaller group of 1,000 or so is more than 200 miles behind the first.
"Donald Trump has made things very complicated at the border, and better that we stay in Tijuana than fight with him", Morandis said. "What they did to Mexican military is disgrace". So far, it is not certain whether any operative suffered any injury but Guatemalan officers were hurt. Should some of this group of migrants do the latter, they could face a tougher and higher standard for seeking asylum under the administration's plans. "When they throw rocks like they did at the Mexican military and police, I say consider it a rifle".
"This complaint is poorly written and looks more like a press release than a lawsuit, using politically charged terms and hyperbole instead of carefully reasoned legal claims", says Breitbart News Senior Legal Editor Ken Klukowski. What I don't want is these people throwing rocks. There are billions of people in the world living at the poverty level. Mexico's Interior Department said Thursday almost 3,000 of the migrants have applied for refuge in Mexico and hundreds more have returned home.
Two years ago the Federal Bureau of Investigation and DHS released a joint document detailing methods used by Russian intelligence services to influence the 2016 US Presidential election, which was eventually won by Donald Trump.
In a lengthy speech Thursday, Trump said migrants are abusing the asylum system and making a "mockery" of immigration laws.
It remained unclear whether the first caravan will make a turn east to Mexico City, or try to reach the nearest and most risky stretch of border, which lies nearly directly north. Divisions began to appear about what route to take.
A federal official who was not authorized to be quoted by name said 153 migrants in the second caravan were detained earlier in the week during highway inspections in Chiapas, a short distance from the Guatemalan border. Under a settlement agreement with the USA known as Flores, migrant children must be released either to guardians or to facilities supervised by the Department of Health and Human Services after no more than 20 days in immigration detention.
"The U.S. military personnel that are going have very clear guidance that we've given them", he told reporters on October 30. "We're going to see".
The caravan has traveled 1,000km (621 miles) from San Pedro Sula in Honduras and has shrunk from 7,000 people to 4,000 halfway through its journey to the border.
Also this week, Trump said he would send more than 5,000 additional active duty troops to the US border with Mexico to block a caravan of several thousand migrants and said he might send thousands more troops.
United States intelligence and law enforcement officials warned in October of attempts to interfere in the midterms by agencies of Russia, China and Iran. It was not clear whether Trump's executive order would pass legal muster.
In June, the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, ordered USA immigration courts to stop granting asylum to victims of domestic abuse and gang violence.
"The people in the caravan have walked for weeks under the rain and sun from Central America, where they left their houses and families; they were forced to leave their countries due to the violence, death and hunger", the letter reads.