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A day in the life of a migrant caravan in Mexico

Trump, who campaigned against illegal immigration to win the 2016 US presidential vote, has seized on this caravan in the run-up to the Nov. 6 mid-term congressional elections, firing up support for his Republican Party.

A day in the life of the migrant caravan in Mexico

Just past 4 am, under a star-streaked sky, the Central American migrants shouldered their bags and picked over broken sidewalks, - first as a trickle, then as a flood - to the edge of the Mexican town. (Source: Reuters)

A day in the life of the migrant caravan in Mexico

Glenda Escobar, 33, a migrant from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America en route to the United States, kneaded her shin. Agile and slight, she used to exercise regularly back home in the crime-wracked city of San Pedro Sula. (Source: Reuters)

A day in the life of the migrant caravan in Mexico

But even the hardiest would have struggled to cover about 30 miles every day since she joined the caravan on Oct. 14. (Source: Reuters)

A day in the life of the migrant caravan in Mexico

If she and her boys were lucky, a passing car or minivan would give them a ride before the sun turned the day from sticky warm to sticky hot.(Source: Reuters)

A day in the life of the migrant caravan in Mexico

Soon the boys watched wide-eyed as dozens, mainly young men, sprinted for the backs of slowing trucks and jumped aboard - an impossible feat for a mother with two small children. (Source: Reuters)

A day in the life of the migrant caravan in Mexico

At least they had found shelter from the night’s downpour that soaked hundreds who slept on the sidewalks. (Source: Reuters)

A day in the life of the migrant caravan in Mexico

Honduran boys Adonai, 5, and Denzel, 8, set off from Mapastepec still fogged with sleep. Their mother, Glenda Escobar, 33, clutched her youngest’s hand. Her friend, Maria, held onto Denzel’s T-shirt.(Source: Reuters)

A day in the life of the migrant caravan in Mexico

Escobar's ultimate destination: Los Angeles, a city where she knows no one. “It’s because in my dreams, God told me that’s where he’s sending me,” she said. (Source: Reuters)