April 25, 2018 - Irma Rivera, 31 of Honduras, , is gently woken by her four year old son Jesus Eduardo at the Mision Viña de Jesucristo in Tijuana, BCN, Mexico. Irma and her two children arrived with a group of around 130 other members of the caravan the day prior. She and her family will wait in Tijuana until the caravan group marches across the border this coming Sunday to apply for asylum in the US.
The migrants are on day 31 of their journey to the US-Mexico border, where many plan to apply for asylum on Sunday of this weekend. Now that they are in Tijuana, the group will meet with lawyers this weekend and prepare to file their asylum claims. It is estimated that over one hundred people will be filing asylum claims this weekend. The caravan has drawn international attention after US President Donald Trump's Easter-weekend tweetstorm about the arrival of the migrants on the border. In a statement today, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen threatened caravan members with prosecution if they "make a false immigration claim."
Meghan Dhaliwal for The New York Times