Members of the migrant caravan have rejected an offer from Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to settle in Mexico.
The thousands of migrants within the group opted to instead continue their trek towards the United States. That’s despite Defense Secretary Jim Mattis signing off on the Pentagon's request to send hundreds of additional troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.
As Newsy previously reported, the President of Mexico unveiled the “You are Home” program on Friday.
Under the program, asylum seekers would be permitted into two Mexican states where they would be offered temporary work permits, medical care, shelter and schooling.
One member of the group told the Associated Press that the goal is not to remain in Mexico but to make it to the U.S.
Additional reporting by Newsy affiliate CNN.