"Tolerating illegality is not real compassion, not for own American citizens and not for illegal immigrants who are often abused by the inherent criminality of porous borders", Steve Cortes, president of the Trump Hispanic Advisory Council and a campaign adviser, tells The Washington Times. The rest retreated after officers unleashed pepper spray.
The border post is guarded by a heavy security force and tall metal gates.
Manelich also blamed people who were not part of the caravan for attacking police with powerful firecrackers and rocks. "It will be under the conditions that have been said since the start", Castilla said.
The chaos calmed somewhat as migrants formed lines in a mass of humanity stretching across the bridge.
At least a dozen to two dozen of those stuck on the bridge jumped into the river below the bridge.
Jose Brian Guerrero, a 24-year-old Honduran travelling with neighbours and his extended family, said he had joined the caravan to escape violent street gangs, and to find work.
Mexico's government has sought assistance from the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to help process migrants claiming refugee status, which could help it to disperse the caravan. Some said that they had been teargassed.
"Well, we're looking at a lot of things", he said.
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These Honduran workers and impoverished peasants are fleeing a country ravished by imperialist exploitation and US-backed death squads and thrown into disarray by the 2009 coup that overthrew the country's elected president Manuel Zelaya-an global crime overseen by Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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"We are going to the United States!" he shouted euphorically.
"We're going to get in!" Trump said in one tweet Thursday.
The US president has made it clear to Mexico that he is monitoring its response.
Mexican officials said those with passports and valid visas - only a tiny minority of those trying to cross - would be let in immediately. He also suggested they are ready to welcome the migrants with open arms because they are likely to vote for them in elections.
USA secretary of state Mike Pompeo is preparing to set off on a tour of the region.
"In other words before they make the trek across Mexico?" Some of the migrants, who are recognized to be fleeing violence, political instability, and the poor economic conditions of their native homelands in Central and South America, hope to stay and work in Mexico. Vox declared that "Trump's "caravan" tantrum could put migrants in danger". "It is migration of a different dimension".
The first members of the group began arriving in Tecun Uman on buses and trucks early Thursday, but the bulk of the caravan sloshed into town on foot in a downpour late in the afternoon and into the evening. This is not a migration crisis.
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US Border Patrol agents in Arizona released footage today of a large group of Central American migrants breaching the US border.
Trump said that Democrats are "openly inviting" illegals to pour across the border into the United States.
The march of the migrant has swollen now to 4,000 people, mostly Hondurans.
Carrying backpacks and small children, many simply sat down on the bridge.
"Because many of those people, a percentage, a fairly big percentage of those people are criminals and they want to come into our country and they're criminals".