Border Patrol agents dropped off asylum-seeking migrants in New Mexico's second most populous city for the second day in a row Saturday, prompting Las Cruces city officials to appeal for donations of food and personal hygiene items and a state medical program to seek volunteers to provide health assessments of migrants.
Amid record numbers of apprehensions, President Donald Trump threatened to close the southern border in a tweet for the third time since Thanksgiving.
Eight immigrant families demanded millions of dollars in damages Monday from the Trump administration for separating them.
Migrants are packed into an extremely unsanitary and tight space where lice infestations and respiratory infections are rampant.
Migrants hoping to apply for asylum in the US must put their names on a waiting list that already had 3,000-plus people on it before the caravan arrived.
U.S. border agents fired tear gas on hundreds of migrants protesting near the border with Mexico after some of them attempted to breach the fencing.
A recent threat assessment published by the U.S. Army indicates the threat posed by the caravan is nowhere near the level that the president is claiming.
Migrants from Central America complained of foul smells, snakes and dim lighting in the lot where organizers recommended they camp overnight in Mexico.
The more than 5,200 active-duty troops being sent by President Trump to the U.S.-Mexico border will be limited in what they can do under federal law.