President Trump tweeted on Sunday that border security officials continued their "full efforts ... to stop the onslaught of illegal aliens" attempting to travel to the U.S. southern border via a large migrant caravan — while also describing such caravans as "a disgrace to the Democrat Party."
The caravan of Central American migrants has anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 people — mainly from Honduras — according to estimates.
In a follow-up tweet, Trump stated: "The Caravans are a disgrace to the Democrat Party.
U.S. and Mexican officials agreed upon a plan to handle the approaching caravan, a senior administration official told Fox News on Thursday.
Last year, roughly 9,000 Central Americans received asylum in Mexico but the system is severely backlogged.