The "caravan" of migrants heading to the US border has expanded to 4,000 – as the number of undocumented immigrants entering the country shoots up.
The large group of Hondurans – many of them children traveling with and without their parents – has split into two groups, and part of them are now approaching the border between Mexico and Guatemala, NBC News reported Wednesday.
The news comes as the number of crossings on America's southern border rises According to The Washington Post
US border guards arrested more than 41,400 undocumented immigrants, compared to 37,544 in August, according to NBC News.
that's an increase of 80 percent compared to July, shortly after President Trump ended his policy of family separation at the border.
Groups of 100 or more parents and children have contacted the border and said they are (19659002) "We are being hammered every day," a Texas border policeman told The Washington Post.
Trump receives regular updates on cross-border numbers and is said to have mocked the numbers This led him to rethink the restoration of the separation strategy.
The divisions were bad for his election figures, but a senior DHS official said migrants saw his end as a "clear signal".
"Now we are" On Tuesday, Trump threatened to cut aid to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala if they did not suppress mass migration. "
Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo will travel to Mexico on Friday to broadcast another 500 federal police on the southern border before the arrival of the caravan, reports NBC News.