The first members of a migrant caravan that left Honduras a month ago started reaching the US border on Tuesday, with a first group of about 360 people arriving in Tijuana, south of California.
“I feel happy, I feel glad, because thank God we are here just one step from entering the United States,” said Jose Mejia from Honduras.
“It’s not easy, but … the main thing is to reach the frontier and then see what happens,” he added.
The group arrived in Tijuana on buses. Other members of the 5,000-strong caravan were still more than 2,000 kilometres behind in Guadalajara, where they complained that the local authorities were not providing them with vehicles.
Other groups of Central American migrants are also crossing Mexico towards the US.
The caravans were one of the top themes in last week’s US midterm elections, with President Donald Trump vowing to block asylum applications by people who try to enter the United States illegally.