Despite efforts from both the United States and Mexico, multiple caravans of migrants continue to head towards the United States. They have said they are fleeing economic distress and violence in their homes. The Trump administration is diligently attempting to thwart immigrants who arrive from exercising their legal rights according to U.S. law to apply for asylum. A ten-year-old girl from Guatemala died in U.S. custody in September 2018, which was reported in May 2019. A seven-year-old girl and an eight-year-old boy, both from Guatemala, died in December 2018 after being detained by U.S. border agents. Two 16-year-olds and a 2 1/2-year-old, all from Guatemala, died in U.S. custody in May 2019.