Central American asylum seeking caravan reaches US border

A total of about 130 Central Americans most of who are children and women have come to the border of the United States with Mexico in a caravan they are asylum seeking immigrants. This particular incident has made the president of the United States Donald Trump furious. Late on Tuesday, two busloads had arrived at the city of Tijuana which is a border city of Mexico with the United States at two of the shelters for migrants just a few steps away from one of the most secured stretches of border that separates the United States from the nation of Mexico. Moreover, four more of similar busloads of about 200 Central Americans which again include mostly women and children and some men as well were expected to arrive at the Mexican border city of Tijuana on Wednesday. This report is per Alex Mensing who is the project coordinator for Pueblos Sin Fronteras, which is actually organizing the effort.

Lawyers in the United States have planned to lead the clinics sometime later this week on the US asylum law for letting the immigrants know what all they can expect when they seek asylum. The first group is planning to enter the United States on Sunday at the border crossing of San Diego. The president of the United States Donald Trump and senior officials have portrayed both of the caravans and the asylum seekers as evidence of a border that is dysfunctional and is basically a serious threat for the nation. In a tweet, US president Donald Trump mentioned that he has issued orders to not at all let the large caravans of people enter the US and said it is actually a disgrace.

These types of caravans have actually been a quite common tactic for several years among the advocacy groups for bringing them to the attention of the Central American citizens who are seeking asylum in the United States of America for escaping political ill-treatment or criminal threats from gangs. But the latest incident that occurred drew much more attention because the US president gave attention to it right from the moment it began on the 25th of April 2018 in the Mexican city of Tapachula, which is near the border of the nation of Guatemala. While the caravans traveled slowly across Mexico, Trump used it as an example for gaining more support for his planned border wall.

November 19, 2018 - 08:20
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