According to reporters in Mexico, the caravan of Honduran migrants headed to the U.S. has grown to over 7000 men, women and children:

To give you some perspective on how big it is, it’s big:

President Donald Trump tweeted earlier that “Full efforts are being made to stop the onslaught of illegal aliens from crossing our Southern Border” and that “People have to apply for asylum in Mexico first, and if they fail to do that, the U.S. will turn them away”:

But it’s not clear that Mexico is actually on board with “full efforts” as we’re seeing multiple reports of Mexican police standing down once they encountered the caravan:

“There’s no plan” doesn’t sound very good:

Police also did nothing to stop the migrants from entering Mexico illegally from Guatemala:

Now, there are reports that some migrants are indeed applying for asylum in Mexico:

According to what we’re seeing, the migrants must wait in the camp for their asylum request to go through, which could take “approx 45 days”:

Migrants are saying they were “tricked” into the camp:

So, we don’t expect this to be a viable option must longer as fear spreads among the group that once they check into a camp they’re stuck there:

Other reporters on the scene saying the caravan participants are ignoring the Mexican immigration agents:

And the caravan continues: