>> So we're working at systems now and we called out the National Guard->> As President Trump talked up his plan to send troops to the US border with Mexico, the migrant caravan that helped trigger the deployment was getting ready on Thursday to disband when it reaches Mexico City.
Some of the hundreds who have made the trek from Central America said they would still try to reach the United States. In a speech in West Virginia, Trump defended the need for tougher security, claiming women were being raped as they tried to cross the border.>> And yesterday it came out were this journey coming up, women are raped at levels that nobody's ever seen before.
>> Trump did not offer any evidence for his assertion. Reporter Delphine Schrank is with the migrants in Matias Romero, Mexico.>> As you can see behind me, some are boarding a bus that's about to leave. All around me, people are packing their bags and figuring out what their next steps are.
The point here is actually that all of them want to stay together. They wanna keep going in the caravan. It gives them protection, protection from robbery, from assault, from extortion. I just talked with one family. They had to flee because their son suffered death threats from a gang.
On their way out of Honduras to Guatemala, they were robbed. Two telephones were stolen, all the little money that they had that they had saved from Honduras was taken from them. And they found their way to the caravan, and here they are now. They'll take a bus to the next destination, Puebla, and onward to the capital Mexico City.
From there they'll all have to make their own way, because that's where the caravan now ends.>> Caravan organizers said they decided to disband out of concern for children in the group A local doctor told Reuters that children were suffering from diarrhea, vomiting, respiratory problems, and dehydration. Mexican authorities said some of the migrants may get permits to stay, while others will be sent back to their home countries.
>> Thousands of people.>> Trump has lashed out at the caravan and vented his fury that Congress hasn't provided the money to build his signature wall on the border with Mexico. Meanwhile, Trump's promise troop deployment doesn't seem imminent as the Pentagon said it has no immediate plans to send in the National Guard.
With US law limiting what the troops can do on American soil, spokeswoman Dana White said they would play a support role for federal agents patrolling the border.>> We are working out those details.>> Trump said he wants up to 4,000 troops stationed along the border and wants to keep them there until his wall is built.