Some Central American migrants moving as a caravan through Mexico will reportedly break up into smaller groups to try and cross the U.S. border.
The annual event has the largest amount of participants this year — more than 1,100 people — and organizers estimate that about 200 will not stop in Mexico City, CNN reported Thursday.
Last year, about 150 people made it all the way to the U.S. border.
The Pueblo Sin Fronteras caravan has moved hundreds of people seeking political asylum in the U.S. or Mexico by foot, bus, truck or cargo train. Once they reach the city of Puebla, just south of Mexico City, most stay to schedule appointments with consulates to apply for asylum.
They travel in groups because it is easier to make it through immigration.
The group has become a hot topic after President TrumpDonald TrumpStowaway found in landing gear of plane after flight from Guatemala to Miami Kushner looking to Middle East for investors in new firm: report GOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips MORE this week began tweeting about the caravan.
He called on Mexico’s government to stop the migrants, saying they had the "absolute power" not to let people enter their country.
On Thursday, Trump credited Mexico’s “strong immigration laws” with disbanding the caravan and preventing a “giant scene” at the border.
The Caravan is largely broken up thanks to the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them so as not to cause a giant scene at our Border. Because of the Trump Administrations actions, Border crossings are at a still UNACCEPTABLE 46 year low. Stop drugs!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 5, 2018
Trump issued an order on Wednesday to send members of the National Guard down to the southern border for protection.
Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsThose predicting Facebook's demise are blowing smoke If bitcoin is 'digital gold,' it should be taxed like gold The metaverse is coming — society should be wary MORE praised Trump on Wednesday for stopping the caravan, even though the destination for most migrants was not the U.S. border.
Eric Sagastume from Guatemala told CNN he wouldn’t risk trying to enter the U.S. again after he was deported 13 years ago.
"It's a bad place for Central American people, Mexican people," Sagastume said. “United States have a bad, bad president. This is dangerous."