Thousands of Honduran migrants in US-bound caravan head into Mexicohttps://indianexpress.com/photos/world-news/thousands-of-honduran-migrants-in-us-bound-caravan-head-into-mexico-5412150/

Thousands of Honduran migrants in US-bound caravan head into Mexico

A growing caravan of Honduran migrants streamed through southern Mexico on Sunday heading toward the United States, after making an end-run around Mexican agents who briefly blocked them at the Guatemalan border.

Thousands of Honduran migrants in US-bound caravan head into Mexico

US-bound caravan of thousands of mostly Honduran migrants whom President Donald Trump has declared unwelcome, crowded into the Mexican border city of Tapachula on Sunday, setting up impromptu camps in public spaces under a heavy rain. (Source: AP)

Thousands of Honduran migrants in US-bound caravan head into Mexico

Members of the caravan, exhausted from the hours-long trek on foot from the Guatemalan border, mostly ignored police offers to board buses heading to a migrant shelter because of suspicions they might be deported instead. (Source: AP)

Thousands of Honduran migrants in US-bound caravan head into Mexico

The migrants have defied threats by Trump that he will close the U.S.-Mexico border if the caravan advances, as well as warnings from the Mexican government that they risk deportation if they cannot justify seeking asylum in Mexico. (Source: AP)

Thousands of Honduran migrants in US-bound caravan head into Mexico

The migrant caravan, which started out more than a week ago with less than 200 participants, has drawn additional people along the way and it swelled to an estimated 5,000 Sunday after many migrants found ways to cross from Guatemala into southern Mexico as police blocked the official crossing point. (Source: AP)

Migrants received help Sunday from sympathetic Mexicans who offered food, water and clothing. Hundreds of locals driving pickups, vans and cargo trucks stopped to let them clamber aboard. (Source: AP)

Thousands of Honduran migrants in US-bound caravan head into Mexico

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador supported the caravan and promised to provide people with work permits in a speech to supporters in Tuxtla-Gutierrez, about 180 miles (290 km) north of Tapachula. (Source: AP)