The US has begun processing a small number of asylum applications from a caravan of Central American migrants camped out across the border in Mexico. DW's Clare Richardson asked some of them what made them risk the dangerous journey.
Larry Hopkins claims to be the leader of an armed group that captures migrant families on the US-Mexico border. The attorney general of the US state of New Mexico praised the arrest as a defeat for "armed vigilantes."
President Trump, in a series of tweets on Friday, threatened to close the border between the US and Mexico. He said that Mexico was doing nothing to stop illegal migration.
A number of migrants from Central America have died after the truck they were traveling in swerved off the highway in southern Mexico. Migrants regularly use the route on the way to the USA.
Maribel Ponce Hernandez joined the migrant caravan trekking through Central America to escape Honduras. The single mom is unflinching in her aim to reach the US, regardless of what President Donald Trump has to say.
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