"Back to the caravan…There is no plan for US military forces to be involved in the actual mission of denying people entry to the United States, there is no plan for soldiers to come in contact with immigrants or to reinforce the Department of Homeland Security as they are conducting their mission," Dunford said on Monday.
The caravan set out from Honduras in the direction of Mexico and the United States on October 13 in the hope of obtaining asylum. According to UN estimates, the caravan includes more than 7,000 migrants. However, Mexican authorities have said that the caravan marching through its territory included around 3,600 migrants.
US President Donald Trump is deploying 5,000 military personnel to the US-Mexico border as the migrant caravan moves toward the area, but has said he could increase the number of troops to 15,000.