(NBC) - Thousands of Central American migrants are traveling in a caravan hoping to reach the United States border.
President Trump says he’ll cut U.S. aid to three Central American countries that have allegedly failed to stop the migrants heading for the U.S. border.
Thousands of migrants slept overnight in the southern Mexico town of Huixtla.
The migrants say they plan to head to a nearby town in the next couple of days and hitch a ride on some freight trains in order to get to the U.S./Mexico border that much quicker.
The Department of Homeland Security says that the timing of the migrant caravan is fluid.
It could take anywhere from two to four weeks if they go on foot, but some of these migrants could take other methods of transportation.
President Trump says he is threatening to cut foreign aid to Central American counties that allow these migrants to pass and he’s now using the issue of immigration to rally his base ahead of the upcoming midterm elections.
Right now, there is no telling how long it will take the migrants to get to the U.S.
Many say they are fleeing a life of poverty, violence and corruption.