US Stops Caravan of Central American Asylum Seekers

(From The Guardian)

Nearly 200 Central American people who have been travelling north through Mexico for a month with the aim of seeking asylum in the US have been stopped at the border after inspectors said a crossing facility could not accommodate them.

Donald Trump vowed last week to stop the annual “Stations of the Cross caravan”, while cabinet members said they would deliver a swift response.

About 50 asylum seekers were allowed through a gate controlled by Mexican officials to cross a bridge but were stopped at the entrance to the US inspection facility at the other end. They were allowed to wait outside the building, technically on Mexican soil, without word of when officials would let them claim asylum.

About 50 others remained outside the Mexican side of the crossing in Tijuana, prohibited from crossing the bridge.

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