Here Is Some Of The Misinformation Going Around About The Caravan Of Migrants

More than 1,000 people from Central America are walking in a caravan through Mexico to the United States.

More than 1,000 people from Central America are walking in a caravan through Mexico to the United States. The majority are from Honduras and have been traveling in the caravan for over a week.

This morning the caravan, anticipating a long day walk, got up at 4am to beat the sun.

BuzzFeed News' Adolfo Flores is documenting the group's trip and reports that approximately one-third of the migrants plan to stay in Mexico and two-thirds intend to either cross the US–Mexico border illegally or to seek asylum upon arrival.

On Sunday, the group was in Matías Romero, Oaxaca, approximately 840 miles from the border.

On Sunday morning, Fox News' Fox & Friends ran a segment on the caravan, and President Donald Trump tweeted about "caravans coming." Meanwhile, the hashtag #StopTheCaravan has been picking up steam on Twitter since late last week.

Of course, hoaxes and misinformation are also spreading:

1. That the people in the caravan want to take advantage of DACA.

Border Patrol Agents are not allowed to properly do their job at the Border because of ridiculous liberal (Democrat) laws like Catch & Release. Getting more dangerous. “Caravans” coming. Republicans must go to Nuclear Option to pass tough laws NOW. NO MORE DACA DEAL!

On Sunday, President Trump tweeted about "'Caravans' coming" and added: "NO MORE DACA DEAL."

Republicans and Democrats have long been arguing over a deal regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (otherwise known as the DREAM Act), which Trump tried to end last year, but which federal courts have so far upheld.

Half an hour later he added: "These big flows of people are all trying to take advantage of DACA."

These big flows of people are all trying to take advantage of DACA. They want in on the act!

No one in the caravan would qualify for DACA, which applies specifically to people who were children when they arrived undocumented in the United States, and who have lived in the US since 2007.

Even though there are children who are traveling in the caravan, they would not be eligible for DACA.

After Trump's tweets, marchers told BuzzFeed News that they weren't coming because of DACA.

I asked some of the migrants on the caravan what they thought about Trump saying they were going to the US for DACA. Some laughed and others said they thought (correctly) they wouldn’t qualify.

2. That the people coming are "Democrat voters."

3. That caravan organizers are "communists."

4. That footage from a 2013 border protest is related to the caravan.