A caravan of more than 7,000
is embarking on a thousand-kilometre
through Mexico, aiming for the with the USA. The migrants are mainly from Honduras and are hoping to find a life in the U.S. Parents with young children are fleeing and a lack of job opportunities in their home countries. A reporter described the caravan as being "a of people". They are battling hot weather, a of food and exhaustion in their epic flight. The Washington Post reported that there were in the caravan who were recently deported from the U.S. after having lived there for decades. They are desperate to be reunited with their children living in the U.S.
The U.S. government has made it that it will stick to the regarding any applications for . It will turn away all migrants who don't apply for asylum in Mexico . There has been a "-tolerance" policy towards migrants to deter people from attempting to enter the country . There was public outcry earlier this year after U.S. authorities separated migrant children from their at the border. U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted: "Sadly, it looks like Mexico's police and are unable to stop the caravan heading to...the United States. Criminals and Middle Easterners are mixed in." He has vowed to reduce or cut off aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.