Exhausted of waiting and increasingly anxious they might get turned back by Mexican immigration officials, some migrants lowered themselves from the bridge into the river by ropes while others jumped.
UNHCR is also identifying those who are particularly vulnerable, counseling them on their best options.
The additional troops are to provide what one official described as logistical support to the Border Patrol, which is preparing for the arrival of thousands of Central American migrants who are crossing Mexico and aiming for the United States in a huge convoy - many on foot.
It's not immediately clear if the move is part of a broader effort to restrict the caravan's progress.
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The move came a day after the courtroom drama involving director Alok Verma and special director Rakesh Asthana. It's units are routinely deployed on a regular basis in sensitive areas.
"What tremendous convening power I have in Central America, Mike Pence!".
The three countries together received $500 million from the USA during the 2017 fiscal year, although the sums had already been predicted to fall. Thousands of them headed for the bridge dividing the two countries. "They kill us", one refugee told NBC News. The official said this is already being done to some extent, and described this as a more official process of what is known as "metering", when Customs and Border Protection officers keep immigrants in Mexico to limit the flow into the US.
What does this have to do with Democrats? Mexican asylum data and testimony from migrants in Tenosique suggest that although fewer Central Americans are trying to enter the United States, plenty are still fleeing their poor, violent home countries, with many deciding to stay longer in Mexico, which has traditionally been a transit country.
Thousands of Central American migrants renewed their hoped-for march to the United States on Wednesday, setting out before dawn with plans to travel another 45 miles (75 kilometres) of the more than 1,000 miles that still lie before them.
So that George Soros funding story?
Despite the fatigue growing, the migrant hondurans resumed Thursday their journey from Mapastepec, in the south of Mexico, while the United States was preparing to deploy hundreds of soldiers to the border to prevent the entry of these migrants. "Those who seek to come to America must do so the right and legal way".
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And the Duke paid tribute to his growing family during his speech at the Openin Ceremony of the Invictus Games on Saturday. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now on a 16-day royal tour with stops in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.
Nope. Again, a lie - and one the president is desperate that you believe.
ICE is the main agency for enforcing immigration law, but they can get support from local law enforcement and other federal agencies. No one wants to leave their home to go to a place they don't know. Trump wrote on Twitter, referring to the migrants. I have alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emergency.
As many as 5,000 migrants were reported to have massed in the Mexican city of Tapachula by Sunday evening, some 3,800 kilometers (2,400 miles) from the U.S. border.
Pueblo Sin Fronteras is accompanying the caravan, which Mensing forecast would fragment in due course.
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So the rest, it doesn't interfere [with] me". "Everybody makes mistakes, I made a lot of mistakes". I'm not happy at all with more than that.