Monday, April 30, 2018

Caravan of migrants reaches US border, temporarily turned away by Border Patrol

A caravan of people from Central America seeking asylum in the United States reached the U.S.-Mexico border at San Diego where Border Patrol authorities said they are unable to process them due to space constraints. The Border Patrol facility at San Ysidro in San Diego won't be processing any more people hoping to enter the U.S. "until space becomes available," U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said in a statement Sunday afternoon. McAleenan added that once space opens up and "resources become available," officers "will be able to take additional individuals into the port for processing." If admitted, the migrants would be taken to a detention center elsewhere and then interviewed by an asylum officer in what is called a "credible fear interview." Before it was announced that San Ysidro was at capacity, an attorney representing the caravan told ABC News that approximately 150 to 180 people would present at the official port of entry and seek asylum today. She said most were children...MORE

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