Tired of waiting for asylum, migrants from caravan breach US border


Border Patrol officials said, in a written statement, that the person seen dropping the migrants from the top of the wall fled back into Mexico after he finished.

It was also not immediately clear if they were part of the larger so-called caravan of migrants of mostly Central Americans who have descended on the border. They're well organized and brought to the border by a group and we told they would be able to cross easily into the U.S.to present an asylum claim.

It was not clear whether the group would face charges and deportation or if they had requested asylum in the United States.

At least two dozen caravan migrants - including children - climbed the U.S. -Mexico border fence in Tijuana and entered the United States illegally Monday night, Reuters reported.

Customs and Border Protection officials said that on the morning of December 3 security camera operators observed a group of six illegal aliens, including two small children, making their way over the border wall.

The crossings started just before dusk when "three thin people" managed to "squeeze through the fence on the beach".

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As the migrants wait, some 1,700 from the caravan have been moved to a stronger shelter in Tijuana, after rains ruined makeshift tents, soaked blankets, soiled personal possessions and turned the sports stadium where they had been camped into a health risk.

Melanie Hernandez, a migrant at the new shelter, said the desperate situation created by the rain has "improved the humanitarian response" offered by Mexican and USA non-governmental organizations, many of whom are offering clothes, medical care and some legal services.

Karen Mayeni, a 29-year-old Honduran mother with three children aged between 6 and 12, told Reuters that she was standing by and watching others penetrating the border and "waiting to see what happens".

One of the children suffered a facial injury and was treated.

Ninety minutes later, she and her family were over the fence.

U.S. officials have restricted applications through the Chaparral gate in Tijuana to between 40 and 100 per day. We've got over 7,000 migrants there. The ages of the two children who were dropped were unclear. Numerous migrants have taken to camping on its flat rooftop. "It's a huge challenge that we need to work with Congress to address", he explained.