Over the weekend, the president announced plans to hold back funds earmarked for El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.
Members of a caravan of Central American migrants walk along a highway on their way toward the United States on January 20th, 2019, in Huixtla, Mexico.
A group of 150 migrants had approached the border barrier in an attempt to cross, and, after the tear gas was fired, the clash escalated.
Though the government has opened a large indoor shelter in Tijuana for members of the caravan, around 350 migrants remain in a tent village against the border.
Legal experts and migrants' rights advocates warn that the crisis will persist as migrants continue to arrive in Tijuana and other border towns.
New research finds that residents of the Southeast, Midwest, and Mountain Northwest are more likely to view the caravan as a threat than their counterparts in the Northeast and Southwest—where immigrants make up a larger share of the local population.
Earlier this month, two trucks from the caravan disappeared in the state of Veracruz, Mexico.
Honduran caravan members look through the fence at the United States–Mexico border wall at Friendship Park in San Ysidro, California, on November 18th, 2018.