Migrant caravan begins to cross peacefully into Mexico

A Mexican immigration official welcomes a group of migrants as they cross the border into Mexico from Guatemala, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas State, M

A Mexican immigration official welcomes a group of migrants as they cross the border into Mexico from Guatemala, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas State, M

A girl cries while walking across the Suchiate river bridge with her mother, as Central American migrants cross the border between Guatemala and Mexic

A girl cries while walking across the Suchiate river bridge with her mother, as Central American migrants cross the border between Guatemala and Mexic

A man his son walk across the Suchiate river bridge as Central American migrants cross the border between Guatemala and Mexico, near Ciudad Hidalgo, C

A man his son walk across the Suchiate river bridge as Central American migrants cross the border between Guatemala and Mexico, near Ciudad Hidalgo, C

Men walk across the Suchiate river bridge with a Honduran flag as they cross the border into Mexico from Guatemala, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas State

Men walk across the Suchiate river bridge with a Honduran flag as they cross the border into Mexico from Guatemala, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas State

CORRECTS STADIUM NAME - A Mexican marine stands guard inside the Plan Aleman stadium where a shelter for migrants is being prepared in Ciudad Hidalgo,

CORRECTS STADIUM NAME - A Mexican marine stands guard inside the Plan Aleman stadium where a shelter for migrants is being prepared in Ciudad Hidalgo,

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — A caravan of hundreds of mainly Honduran migrants is crossing peacefully into Mexico, without the confrontations that marked last fall's caravans.

Migrants simply showed identification bracelets to Mexican officials Thursday and walked into the border town of Ciudad Hidalgo across the border bridge where participants in another caravan clashed with Mexican police in October.

The process was much more orderly this time. In October, migrants tried to push through closed gates and ranks of riot police, leading authorities to fire pepper spray.

As in October, there are a lot of children in the latest caravan.