But that was before a second migrant caravan formed and began following in the footsteps of the first caravan, which had reportedly grown to more than 10,000 people by late Tuesday.
They are following in the path of a much-larger group, believed to number around 7,000, which was sheltering in the town of Huixtla, in southern Mexico, overnight on Monday.
It is not clear exactly when or where the second group started their march, though it is believed to be somewhere near San Pedro Sula, where the first started.
The paper said the second caravan is about 200 miles behind the first one, the latter of which is some 1,300 miles from the nearest U.S. border crossing in McAllen, Texas.
Though the migrant columns are being met by police and military, the host countries – Guatemala and Mexico – were not successful in stopping the vast majority of participants from continuing north.
Initially, Guatemalan police and army troops managed to block the first caravan from crossing a bridge into Mexico, insisting that everyone must first apply for visas before entering. However, most found a way around the bridge, floating across on makeshift rafts or being taken across in cars by native Mexicans. (Related: Even many liberals now agree: The wall needs to be built – WATCH at Brighteon.video.)
Then there is the matter of who is helping the migrants along on their journey. While some believe that the Mexican cartels, who control the bulk of migration from and through the country, will soon become involved in smuggling groups for large fees; others suggest there are Left-wing organizations – perhaps some funded by the likes of George Soros – behind the migrant invasion.
Last week Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., addressed that issue publicly in a tweet, The National Sentinel reported. Gaetz said that footage he was provided showed mostly migrant women with children being given cash by young male distributors, suggesting the money was tied to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) aligned with the Left and Soros.
“BREAKING: Footage in Honduras giving cash 2 women & children 2 join the caravan & storm the US border @ election time. Soros? US-backed NGOs? Time to investigate the source!” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, has called on the Trump administration to investigate “Americans likely involved in financing and organizing” the migrant caravans, The Gateway Pundit reports.
Investigative reporter Sara A. Carter, who has traveled to the region, said in a tweet, “Mostly men now crossing the #Guatamalen border - rehearsed answer ‘this is not politics - this is about poverty. There were women and children but they were at the front of the caravan (smaller numbers). None would say who the organizers are but several said it was organized.”
She also noted that not all of the migrants are from Central America.
“Guatemalan intelligence discovered people from India, Bangladesh, Africa had also joined in with the caravan -I bumped into a number of young MS 13 gang members. @JudicialWatch Chris Farrell and Guatemalan Secretary of Strategic Intelligence Mario Duarte on the border w/ me,” she wrote in a separate tweet.
POTUS Trump has threatened to deploy the U.S. military along America’s border if Mexican authorities don’t stop the migrant hordes in their tracks. It may come to that, and sooner rather than later.
Read more about President Trump’s strategy to deal with this invasion at InvasionUSA.news.