On Thursday, the group voted to proceed from Mexico City, where they'd been gathered several days, to Tijuana, opting for the longer but less risky route.
Most plan to use their status as members of a persecuted class to request asylum in the United States as early as Thursday, the news outlet reported.
The first wave of migrants from the Central American "caravan" arrived at the US-Mexico border in Tijuana Tuesday; attempting to cross the global fence but retreating after Border Patrol Agents approached.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents take part in a training exercise at the U.S. -Mexico border, November 5, 2018, in Hidalgo, Texas.
The lanes are not expected to reopen until sometime after the caravan arrives.
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They thought other buses would be waiting for them to take them through hurricane-ravaged Nayarit to the neighboring state of Sinaloa, farther north.
The caravan, which primarily includes people from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, began with about 120 people and grew to about 7,000 at its peak, United Nations figures indicate.
Mexico has offered refuge, asylum or work visas, and its government said Monday that 2,697 temporary visas had been issued to individuals and families to cover them during the 45-day application process for more permanent status. At the same time, US Border Patrol and soldiers, which have been sent as reinforcements, are preparing to meet the caravan and prevent illegal crossings of the border.
As with the others, the LGBT faction are hoping to get political asylum either at the San Ysidro or Otay Mesa ports of entry.
Customs and Border Protection officials will shut down several lanes of traffic from Tijuana into San Diego beginning Tuesday morning for what the agency called the "potential safety and security risk" posed by a caravan of Central American migrants. "These preparations include training exercises, deploying additional CBP personnel, and partnering with the US military to harden our ports of entry and the border area between those legal crossings into the U.S".