Published: Thu, November 15, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

U.S. Begins Accepting Caravan Migrants In for Asylum Claims

U.S. Begins Accepting Caravan Migrants In for Asylum Claims

Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled Wednesday to reach the US border, arriving by the hundreds in Tijuana, while USA authorities across the border were readying razor wire security barriers.

Video of the incident was first captured by Televisa Tijuana Oficial and FRONTERA, as reported by Breitbart's Border and Cartel team. It follows roughly 2,100 National Guard troops deployed to the U.S. -Mexico border region since April to support CBP agents under the umbrella of a separate operation.

Mattis said the USA military was also rehearsing helicopter operations to help support U.S. border personnel, potentially flying them to new locations if the caravans of migrants shift direction. "Those include a number of violent criminals - examples include aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, sexual assault on a child, and assault on a female". "If they attempt to enter illegally, they will have violated USA criminal law and in accordance with the President's proclamation and the Interim Final Rule they would be ineligible for asylum".

Beginning 8 a.m. Tuesday, the agency will shut down three northbound lanes at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, which has about 17 total lanes, and one lane at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry, which has about a dozen lanes.

"I was watching them put up barbed wire and I saw the humvees and other vehicles and for whatever reason my first immediate thought was Checkpoint Charlie East Berlin", said Immigrant Rights Activist, Mark Lane.

Defense Secretary James Mattis defended the deployment of thousands of active duty troops to the border with Mexico Wednesday, calling it "a moral and ethical mission to support our border patrolmen".

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But he said that after their visit to the border, most were taken to shelters in groups of 30 or 40.

When they present themselves at the border and ask for asylum, they will still need to wait days or weeks just to get their papers processed.

"So we can estimate costs all we want", said Mattis.

The latest figures on the migrant caravan predict somewhere between 3,500 to 5,000 Honduran migrants have made it to Mexico City and plan to travel north to the United States sometime over the next month.

The prospect of large numbers of Central Americans converging in Tijuana has been an issue of growing concern, particularly because they could spend weeks or even months in the city waiting for US authorities to allow them to petition for asylum.

The buses dropped them off in the town of Navojoa, in the northern state of Sonora, then returned to pick up a second group of 2,000 migrants who had stayed behind. Some 533 migrants had requested a voluntary return to their countries, the government reported.

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