Members of the caravan continue their march after being stopped by Guatemalan police Photo: Morena Perez Joachin/picture alliance via Getty Images

After President Trump tweeted a demand that a "large caravan of people heading to the U.S." be sent "back to Honduras," an NGO that supports the migrant march responded with a statement demanding the U.S. "respect the international right to migrate and to seek asylum and refuge."

The backdrop: Three days ago a group of people from Honduras began their march, which will take them across Guatemala and Mexico. Many are seeking to escape dangerous conditions. This is the second “Caravana Migrante” of this year. Pueblo Sin Fronteras, the NGO, also called on the governments of Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico to avoid "repression, violence or force" against the migrants.

Correction: Pueblo Sin Fronteras has informed Axios that while they support the march, they did not organize it. We have updated the story accordingly.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 7 p.m. ET: 12,859,834 — Total deaths: 567,123 — Total recoveries — 7,062,085Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 7 p.m. ET: 3,297,501— Total deaths: 135,155 — Total recoveries: 1,006,326 — Total tested: 40,282,176Map.
  3. States: Florida smashes single-day record for new coronavirus cases with over 15,000 — NYC reports zero coronavirus deaths for first time since pandemic hit.
  4. Public health: Ex-FDA chief projects "apex" of South's coronavirus curve in 2-3 weeks — Coronavirus testing czar: Lockdowns in hotspots "should be on the table"
  5. Education: Betsy DeVos says schools that don't reopen shouldn't get federal funds — Pelosi accuses Trump of "messing with the health of our children."

Scoop: How the White House is trying to trap leakers

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President Trump's chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has told several White House staffers he's fed specific nuggets of information to suspected leakers to see if they pass them on to reporters — a trap that would confirm his suspicions. "Meadows told me he was doing that," said one former White House official. "I don't know if it ever worked."

Why it matters: This hunt for leakers has put some White House staffers on edge, with multiple officials telling Axios that Meadows has been unusually vocal about his tactics. So far, he's caught only one person, for a minor leak.

11 GOP congressional nominees support QAnon conspiracy

Lauren Boebert posing in her restaurant in Rifle, Colorado, on April 24. Photo: Emily Kask/AFP

At least 11 Republican congressional nominees have publicly supported or defended the QAnon conspiracy theory movement or some of its tenets — and more aligned with the movement may still find a way onto ballots this year.

Why it matters: Their progress shows how a fringe online forum built on unsubstantiated claims and flagged as a threat by the FBI is seeking a foothold in the U.S. political mainstream.