BORDER/CENTRAL AMERICA/DHS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “US President Donald Trump and Mexico’s top immigration officials painted sharply different pictures Tuesday [12-11-18] of the large groups of Central American migrants at the border. On Twitter and during a live televised meeting in the Oval Office, Trump said migrants in the so-called caravan he’d been warning about for weeks were either returning to their home countries or staying in Mexico…But Mexican immigration authorities said Tuesday that many migrants were still waiting at the border for the chance to make their case for asylum in the United States — and that more than 1,000 migrants from the caravan may have crossed into the United States already. According to data provided by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection had apprehended 1,036 caravan migrants as of Monday [12-10-18]. And more than 5,000 migrants were waiting to seek asylum in a queue at the San Ysidro port of entry.”

Leyla Santiago and Catherine E. Shoichet, “Trump says caravan migrants are turning back. Mexico says most are still at the border,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, December 11, 2018 7:00 pm