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