Central American migrants from 'caravan' have entered US: Mexican immigration official

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04 May, 2018

The fact that she speaks no Spanish had little bearing on Jill Cowie's decision to open her Roslindale house to a 23-year-old Salvadoran asylum-seeker and her daughter, who are waiting at a border crossing outside San Diego, Calif., after crossing Mexico with a migrant caravan.

Seventy more Central American migrants were allowed to cross into the us on Thursday, bringing the total number to 158 over the last few days, Reuters reported.

The migrants have spent four chilly night camped outside the port of entry.

Another 62 migrants were still waiting for a chance to begin the asylum process, he said.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who announced federal charges for members of the infamous open borders caravan earlier this week, is sending additional resources to the US southern border with Mexico to handle the ongoing border crisis. "People are not going to caravan or otherwise stampede our border", he added, echoing comments made by President Donald Trump.

"We're sending a message worldwide: Don't come illegally", he said. "Make your claim to enter America in the lawful way and wait your turn", Sessions said. Mexico rejected the pressure from Trump.

"I can't take it here anymore", said one migrant who was admitted into the US Wednesday.

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The San Ysidro crossing is in the USA state of California, close to the Mexican city of Tijuana.

Members of the migrant caravan approach the wall in Tijuana.

The 65 people allowed to enter was a sharp increase, as only a few asylum seekers had been allowed in each day for the past week.

Trump reacted angrily to the news, accusing the Mexican government of facilitating illegal immigration and demanding that US lawmakers act to tighten asylum laws.

Nicole Ramos, an attorney advising caravan members in Mexico, said she did not believe the individuals facing USA criminal charges were part of the caravan group.

The Department of Justice has also charged 11 possible members of the caravan with illegal entry into the USA, a misdemeanour offence.


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