For some young Africans, the journey to Europe is too risky to even consider.
Stuck at the border for three weeks, a handful of the 6,000 migrants in the caravan are fasting in protest. They want to put pressure on US and Mexican authorities to allow them to apply for asylum.
One contender to take over as successor to Angela Merkel has questioned whether Germany's constitutional right to asylum should stay in its current form. It's not the first time the law has been a political hot potato.
A UN team was denied permission by the Hungarian government to visit transit zones housing migrants and asylum-seekers. The experts had been in the country on Budapest's invitation.
The Czechs join Hungary, Bulgaria and Austria in rejecting a UN migration pact, with more EU states expected not to join. Opponets say the pact doesn't distinguish between economic migrants and asylum-seekers.
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