Drone Images of Migrants Crossing into Mexico Through River

Drone Images of Migrants Crossing into Mexico Through River

President Donald Trump was expected to announce on Thursday his plans to automatically deny asylum to migrants who try to enter the US illegally between ports of entry - part of his latest election-season response to caravans heading toward the border.

Trump has also told the US military mobilizing at the southwest border that if USA troops face rock-throwing migrants, they should react as though the rocks were rifles.

He said he told the armed troops deployed to the border that they could open fire if migrants throw rocks at them, something Border Patrol agents have done in the past.

A third caravan of migrants - this time from El Salvador - waded over the Suchiate River into Mexico on Friday, bringing another 1,000 to 1,500 people hoping to reach the USA border. "When they throw rocks, like they did at the Mexico military and police, I said, consider that a rifle".

He said any migrants seeking asylum will have to present themselves at a point of entry and warned that anybody breaking the law with "meritless claims" will be held.

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The migrant caravan making its way toward the US border hasn't stopped but it is seeing some attrition after Mexico refused to provide the group with transportation. "What I don't want is I don't want these people throwing rocks", Mr Trump told reporters outside the White House. Fought back hard and viciously against Mexico at Northern Border before breaking through, ' Trump tweeted Wednesday. "Immigrants have built that country", she said.

The group of approximately 3,500 migrants is travelling slowly through Mexico and remains weeks away from arriving at the border, where many reportedly plan to follow legal procedures and seek asylum.

He made mention of reports of a clash between authorities and the caravan as they moved across the Guatemalan border to Mexico.

The parents of six minors, all now travelling north through southern Mexico, are the plaintiffs in a civil action filed Thursday in a District of Columbia court against Trump and nine top Trump administration officials.

The second caravan, also of about 1,000 to 1,500 people, entered Mexico earlier this week and is now in Mapastepec, Chiapas. "Previous protests in support of immigration caravans or enforcement of immigration law have occurred throughout the USA", it says.

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The migrants have not said what route they intend to take northward or where on the United States border they plan to reach.

The migrants also were also turned off by the USA president's characterization of the slow-moving caravan and the three smaller ones following as "invasion".

Immigrant advocates say the new tactics at the border are aimed at discouraging asylum claims. "For a long time, if necessary". 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. However, the number granted asylum has hovered around 5 percent.

Trump did not release details on the asylum proposal or how it would be implemented, saying only that he meant to sign an order sometime next week restricting asylum claims. Late Wednesday, he promoted a racially charged advertisement on Twitter showing an undocumented immigrant who killed two police officers in California smirking and boasting in court as the words "Democrats let him into our country" and "let him stay" flash across the screen.

Honduran migrant Saul Guzman, 48, spent the night under a tin roof in the Oaxaca state town of Matias Romero with his son Dannys, 12, before setting out for the town of Donaji, 30 miles (47 kilometers) north.

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"We aren't killers", said Stephany Lopez, a 21-year-old Salvadoran with the first caravan.

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