Several thousand migrants set out walking in the rain in southern Mexico, tired of waiting to normalise their status in a region with little work and still far from their ultimate goal of reaching the US.
Around 230 people, including 70 children, have been removed and taken to the police headquarters for identification, Athens municipal radio reports.
US lawmakers rejected the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act by an overwhelming 121 to 301 amid the border crisis that has seen thousands of migrant families separated.
Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray says he shared his concerns on separating parents from their children upon arrival with senior Trump adviser Jared Kushner at a meeting in DC.
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