May 6, 2018
As Caravan of Migrants Begins Entry at U.S.-Mexico Border, Trump Admin Attacks Legal Asylum Process
A standoff continues on the U.S.-Mexico border, where scores of asylum seekers are attempting to cross into the United States after taking part in a month-long caravan that began more than 2,000 miles away in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. Many of the caravan participants are migrants fleeing violence in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Around 100 have been accepted for processing, but scores remain camped out by the border near San Diego, California, as officials claim the border entry point has limited capacity. President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have attacked the migrants in statements and tweets. “It’s very clear that President Trump and Attorney General Sessions do not understand this section of federal law,” says attorney Nicole Ramos, director of the Border Rights Project of Al Otro Lado, who represents members of the caravan. “The caravan members that are camped out at the border are trying to access a legal process which has existed for decades.” We speak with Ramos, who is in Tijuana, Mexico, and with Tristan Call, a volunteer with Pueblo Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders, just back from spending time with the caravan.
Migrant Asylum Seekers Denied Entry to US Again
Migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum seekers waited at the Mexican border with San Diego for a second straight day on Monday to turn themselves in to US border inspectors. (April 30)
US Border Security: Migrants to seek asylum at U.S.-Mexico border
Hundreds of Central American migrants are at the US-Mexico border demanding entry into the United States. They have spent weeks travelling through mexico in order to seek asylum in the US. Philip Owira reports.