TROOPS TO THE BORDER: Hundreds of Central American migrants crossed a river from Guatemala into Mexico on Monday, defying a heavy federal police presence while following in the footsteps of a thousand-strong caravan making its way toward the U.S. border ... A low-flying police helicopter hovered overhead as the migrants waded in large groups through the Suchiate River’s murky waters, apparently trying to use the downdraft from its rotors to discourage them. Guatemala’s Noti7 channel reported that one man drowned and aired video of a man dragging a seemingly lifeless body from the river. Once on the Mexican side the migrants were surrounded and escorted by officers as sirens wailed.
In southern Mexico, the original, larger caravan resumed its advance, still at least 1,000 miles or farther from their goal of reaching the United States, as FOX News previously reported, as the Pentagon announced it would send some 5,200 active-duty troops to “harden” the U.S.-Mexico border. The reinforcements headed to the U.S.-Mexico border are support troops – not combat troops – and will include three engineering battalions with "heavy equipment", as well as aviation and medical personnel. President Trump told "The Ingraham Angle" on Monday evening that the caravans are "wasting their time" and vowed, "They are not coming in."