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Second caravan forming to make its way to U.S.: Reports

October 24, 2018 GMT

A second migrant caravan is forming in Guatemala and is expected to follow the first to the United States, according to reports surfacing Tuesday night.

Reuters and The Wall Street Journal first reported on the new caravan.

While estimates vary, Reuters reported that the new caravan already has at least 1,000 members but could also be more than 2,000 strong.

This second caravan plans on traveling to the same border town in Guatemala where the first massive group forced their way into Mexico, The Journal reported.

The original caravan of more than 7,000 migrants continues to march across Mexico, though they are still at least 1,000 miles away from the U.S. southern border.

President Trump has been incensed by the growing number of migrants making their way to the U.S.

On Monday, he declared that the caravan constituted a national emergency and threatened to cut off foreign aid to several Central American countries that the migrants are fleeing from.