Despondent caravan migrants lose hope, turn back at United States border

29 November, 2018, 07:49 | Author: Rachel Logan
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Some 5,600 asylum-seekers, forming the so-called migrant caravan which has travelled across Central America during October and November, reached the cities of Tijuana and Mexicali near the USA border last week.

Most were dispirited on Monday (Tuesday NZ Time), a day after United States agents fired tear gas into Mexico to turn back some migrants who had breached the border.

Letters were sent to the governments of the U.S., Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, asking that migrants traveling from Central America to request asylum at the U.S. border have their human rights protected and have their humanitarian needs - food, water, healthcare, sanitation, etc. - fully addressed. On one hand, he said he is frustrated with those who are potentially putting children in harm's way by bringing them to the border not knowing what they will face.

Trump rails against migrant caravans as risky groups of mostly single men. One mother told CNN she was shaken to see tear gas fired suddenly at what she thought was a peaceful protest.

On Tuesday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters that Democrats were willing to approve $1.6 billion in wall funding.

If he doesn't receive his desired funding, Trump also threatened in an interview with The Washington Post to increase physical security at the border, which has been the site of increasingly tense clashes between migrants and US border officials in recent days, including the use of tear gas and pepper spray against members of the migrant caravan.

But most are committed to the original goal as the prospects for asylum in the USA grows dimmer.

Clarissa left three of her children at home in Honduras when she left with her seven-year-old daughter and walked for more than a month to reach the USA border.

The circumstances at the San Ysidro border crossing Sunday were exceptional, but the question facing the agents was not.

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He predicted the Supreme Court would take up the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an Obama-era initiative that protected thousands of young undocumented immigrants brought to the USA as children from deportation.

The migrants' presence has drawn demonstrators - for and against them - and threats from Trump to close the US-Mexico border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said traffic has resumed at the San Ysidro border crossing between San Diego and Tijuana. "If they were truly asylum seekers they would have just walked up with their hands up and surrendered".

Trump has deployed almost 6,000 troops to the border, on top of more than 2,000 members of the National Guard, but Scott said the Department of Defense was not involved in Sunday's engagement.

She said the parents worry about the anti-migrant protesters approaching the sports complex again, as they did last week. "Ultimately, American authorities had to use tear gas to stop the attacks".

He described what unfolded Sunday as a "flashpoint" in what is "still a very dynamic situation".

A Honduran migrant converses with U.S border agents on the other side of razor wire after they fired tear gas at migrants pressuring to cross into the USA from Tijuana, Mexico, Nov. 25, 2018.

Of the 6,062 total in Tijuana, according to officials, 3,877 men are men, 1,127 are women and 1,058 are children. "We have never been the issue here", Ryan said at news conference.

Videgaray, who leaves office at the weekend, said the incoming Mexican government was also not planning to accept US demands that it give asylum to the migrants, thousands of whom have arrived at the U.S. Sunday's (Monday NZT) incident began after hundreds marched to the border to try to call attention to their plight.

Videgaray, who leaves office this weekend, said the incoming Mexican government was also not planning to accept US demands that it give asylum to the thousands of migrants who have arrived on the US-Mexican border in caravans in recent weeks, Reuters reported. The country's Interior Department said about 500 people attempted to rush the border, while U.S. authorities put the number at 1000. Mexican authorities said 39 people were arrested in Mexico.

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