Thousands of Central American migrants bedded down under tents and tarps at a stadium in the central Mexican city of Queretaro after a day spent traveling north by metro, foot and hitched rides from the country’s capital.

Central American migrants wait for subway cars as they resume their journey north after leaving the temporary shelter at the Jesus Martinez stadium, in Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move toward the U.S. border Saturday, after dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked them to the outskirts of the capital and drivers began offering rides north. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Central American migrants wait for subway cars as they resume their journey north after leaving the temporary shelter at the Jesus Martinez stadium, in Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move toward the U.S. border Saturday, after dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked them to the outskirts of the capital and drivers began offering rides north. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Central American migrant Jenifer Argueta plucks the eyebrows of Honduran Kevin Banegas, while waiting to receive donated food in Palmillas, Mexico, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move toward the U.S. border Saturday, after dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked them to the outskirts of the capital and drivers began offering rides north. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Central American migrant Jenifer Argueta plucks the eyebrows of Honduran Kevin Banegas, while waiting to receive donated food in Palmillas, Mexico, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move toward the U.S. border Saturday, after dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked them to the outskirts of the capital and drivers began offering rides north. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Central American migrants relax in their makeshift tents at a temporary shelter in Queretaro, Mexico, as they resume their journey north, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move toward the U.S. border Saturday, after dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked them to the outskirts of the capital and drivers began offering rides north. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Central American migrants relax in their makeshift tents at a temporary shelter in Queretaro, Mexico, as they resume their journey north, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move toward the U.S. border Saturday, after dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked them to the outskirts of the capital and drivers began offering rides north. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

The caravan planned to leave the city for Irapuato, about 62 miles (100 kilometers) to the west, at 5 a.m. local time Sunday.

Central American migrants arrive at a subway station after leaving the temporary shelter at the Jesus Martinez stadium, in Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move toward the U.S. border Saturday, after dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked them to the outskirts of the capital and drivers began offering rides north. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Central American migrants arrive at a subway station after leaving the temporary shelter at the Jesus Martinez stadium, in Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move toward the U.S. border Saturday, after dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked them to the outskirts of the capital and drivers began offering rides north. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Central American migrants wait to receive blankest to withstand the cold in a temporary shelter in Queretaro, Mexico, as they resume their journey north, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move toward the U.S. border Saturday, after dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked them to the outskirts of the capital and drivers began offering rides north. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Central American migrants wait to receive blankest to withstand the cold in a temporary shelter in Queretaro, Mexico, as they resume their journey north, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move toward the U.S. border Saturday, after dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked them to the outskirts of the capital and drivers began offering rides north. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Volunteers prepare to donate blankets to Central American migrants at a temporary shelter in Queretaro, Mexico, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move toward the U.S. border Saturday, after dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked them to the outskirts of the capital and drivers began offering rides north. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Volunteers prepare to donate blankets to Central American migrants at a temporary shelter in Queretaro, Mexico, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move toward the U.S. border Saturday, after dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked them to the outskirts of the capital and drivers began offering rides north. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Central American migrants rest outside a soccer stadium after arriving in Queretaro, Mexico, as they resume their journey north, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move toward the U.S. border Saturday, after dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked them to the outskirts of the capital and drivers began offering rides north. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Central American migrants rest outside a soccer stadium after arriving in Queretaro, Mexico, as they resume their journey north, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move toward the U.S. border Saturday, after dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked them to the outskirts of the capital and drivers began offering rides north. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

When they arrived at Queretaro Saturday afternoon, they were met by volunteers offering them tortillas, sandwiches and rice. The migrants strung up tarps and tents at a stadium that local officials had prepared for them.

Central American migrants arrive in Queretaro, Mexico, as they resume their journey north after leaving the temporary shelter in Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move toward the U.S. border Saturday, after dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked them to the outskirts of the capital and drivers began offering rides north. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Central American migrants arrive in Queretaro, Mexico, as they resume their journey north after leaving the temporary shelter in Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move toward the U.S. border Saturday, after dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked them to the outskirts of the capital and drivers began offering rides north. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Central American migrants arrive in Queretaro, Mexico, as they resume their journey north after leaving the temporary shelter in Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move toward the U.S. border Saturday, after dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked them to the outskirts of the capital and drivers began offering rides north. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Central American migrants arrive in Queretaro, Mexico, as they resume their journey north after leaving the temporary shelter in Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move toward the U.S. border Saturday, after dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked them to the outskirts of the capital and drivers began offering rides north. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Central American migrants arrive in Queretaro, Mexico, as they resume their journey north after leaving the temporary shelter in Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move toward the U.S. border Saturday, after dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked them to the outskirts of the capital and drivers began offering rides north. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Central American migrants arrive in Queretaro, Mexico, as they resume their journey north after leaving the temporary shelter in Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move toward the U.S. border Saturday, after dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked them to the outskirts of the capital and drivers began offering rides north. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
A police officer halts traffic as a Central American migrant crosses the street in Queretaro, Mexico, as they resume their journey north after leaving a temporary shelter in Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move toward the U.S. border Saturday, after dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked them to the outskirts of the capital and drivers began offering rides north. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
A police officer halts traffic as a Central American migrant crosses the street in Queretaro, Mexico, as they resume their journey north after leaving a temporary shelter in Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants were back on the move toward the U.S. border Saturday, after dedicated Mexico City metro trains whisked them to the outskirts of the capital and drivers began offering rides north. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

“I decided to come (with the caravan) to help my family,” said Maria Yesenia Perez, a 41-year-old who left La Ceiba, Honduras nearly a month ago with her 8-year-old daughter.

Source: The Associated Press

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