If no deal is reached in the coming days, it could make sense to put negotiations on hold until the end of the year or early 2019, given the presidential election in Mexico in July and the USA congressional midterm vote in November, Kalach said.
"Most of them are families", Nieto said. Along the way, they have received an outpouring of help from local charities, the Mexican Red Cross, private citizens and government officials.
President Trump has instructed the Department of Homeland Security not to allow caravans of people traveling from Central America to cross the border into the USA, the Washington Times reported on Monday.
Potential illegal immigrants would face stiff legal consequences if they crossed the border without authorization, Nielsen warned in a statement.
Hundreds who were originally part of the caravan have dropped out, either asking to stay in Mexico or in the case of several hundred, having been deported by that country.
Former president George HW Bush hospitalised with blood infection
Bush, who suffers from Parkinson's disease and is wheelchair-bound as a result, has been repeatedly hospitalized for pneumonia. Barbara Bush passed away last Tuesday at 92. "He's the most goal-oriented person on this planet", McGrath said.
"DHS, in partnership with (Department of Justice), is taking a number of steps to ensure that all cases and claims are adjudicated promptly including sending additional USCIS asylum officers, ICE attorneys, DOJ Immigration Judges, and DOJ prosecutors to the Southern border", she wrote, adding that migrants requesting asylum would likely be detained and those whose requests were rejected would promptly be sent back.
The White House has said Trump's tweets are akin to White House policy statements. "It is a disgrace".
The US and Mexican authorities must stop demonising members of a travelling migrant "caravan" from Central America and respect their fundamental right to seek asylum, said Amnesty International today, ahead of their expected arrival at the border between the two countries later this week.
At the time, it was much larger with 1,200 participants, mostly from Honduras.
One group of several hundred migrants could reach the US border by Tuesday or Wednesday. However, most of the caravan was allowed to continue, and at least 50 migrants arrived in Tijuana April 19 to begin applying for asylum. Deepening ties with the European Union is part of Mexico's push to diversify beyond the USA, the destination for 72 percent of the nation's $435 billion in exports past year.
The remnants of the migrant caravan that drew the ire of President Donald Trump were continuing their journey north through Mexico toward the USA border. "We may make this a condition of the new NAFTA Agreement". " Our Country can not accept what is happening!" he said.