UPDATED 6:38 PM PT — Mon. Oct. 15, 2018
A migrant caravan headed for the U.S. is rapidly growing, encouraged by the success of the previous effort.
The new caravan, originating from Honduras, has grown to over 1,500 people from the original 160 migrants, according to reports Monday.
The migrants plan to cross into Guatemala and then proceed through Mexico into the U.S.
The U.S. embassy in Honduras says migrants in the caravan are given false promises of entering the U.S.
Reports say many migrants are lacking passports and other documents, but seek to file asylum claims at the U.S.-Mexican border.
Some say this caravan could arrive at the U.S. border just days before midterm elections, drawing the attention of both the voters and mainstream media.