Dozens of Caravan Migrants Scale Border Wall and Cross into U.S.

About 100 migrants have been deported following rush to U.S. border

About 100 migrants have been deported following rush to U.S. border

Applying for asylum at a border post can take months and with United States officials restricting the number of applicants to between 40 and 100 a day at El Chaparral port of entry in Tijuana, the migrants could be stuck for months or even years in the shelter.

Just before dusk, three thin people squeezed through the fence on the beach and were quickly picked up by the US Border Patrol, witnesses said. We've got over 7,000 migrants there.

Plans for illegal crossings were curbed by the Trump administration's decision to send troops to protect the border and impose a new policy that requires every migrant seeking asylum to remain in Mexico, where their cases will be heard.

'They were apprehended and taken into custody. They turned around and waved to those still on the Mexican side. "Let them try. Let them try", Luis Cruz, an organizer behind the migrant advocacy group Pueblos Sin Fronteras, told Fox News.

"In those six hours that the border was closed, we lost approximately 129 million pesos", he said, referring to recent clashes at the border. "Eighty-five percent of those crossing illegally between ports of entry and all lured by the fact that our legal framework has huge gaps that create the opportunity to stay in the USA while awaiting a court hearing even if they don't a lawful permission or protection claim", he continued.

"We've got criminal organizations profiting off of vulnerable families charging 5,000 to 7,000 per person", said McAleenan. "We've got to stop it".

Members of the Central American migrant caravan sit next to the border wall in Tijuana Mexico 05 December 2018

Mexico inaugurated its new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, on Saturday, who has made addressing "push factors in Central America" a major focus of his first few days in office, according to McAleenan.

Since mid-October, thousands of Central Americans, mostly from Honduras, have traveled north through Mexico in a caravan, some walking much of the long trek.

Meanwhile, Congress is now debating funding for President Trump's border wall and the White House continues to highlight the situation. So its direct representation of why we need that improved infrastructure at the border'.

Agents in the Yuma sector arrested over 14,000 families last fiscal year, compared to 6,000 the year before.

CBP officials said the section of the wall where the breach occurred is part of a section that has been selected and funded for replacement.

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