Let us in: 345 migrants in caravan criticized by Trump arrive at US border where many will request asylum as supporters march from LA to greet them

Saturday, April 28, 2018
By Paul Martin

Members of caravan have been arriving at their final destination of Tijuana in Mexico over the previous week
Around 200 intend to seek to apply for entry into US on Sunday, according to organization behind the effort
Those applying for asylum will spend Saturday receiving legal training to understand immigration law
Will be met by supporters at Friendship Park, where people in US and Mexico can talk through border fence

DAILYMAIL.COM
28 April 2018

Around 345 migrants travelling in a caravan sharply criticized by President Donald Trump have now arrived at the US border where many intend to meet with American supporters and request asylum.

Members of the caravan have been gradually arriving at their final destination of Tijuana in Mexico over the previous week, and around 200 of them intend to seek to apply for entry into the US on Sunday, according to the organization behind the effort.

Those applying for asylum will spend Saturday receiving legal training to understand immigration law before being met by supporters from Los Angeles at Friendship Park, where people in the US and Mexico can talk through a border fence.

Caravans have been a fairly common tactic for advocacy groups to bring attention to asylum-seekers.

However, the latest gained huge visibility after President Donald Trump unleashed strong criticism from the moment it began March 25 in the Mexican city of Tapachula, near the Guatemala border.

The caravan drew as many as 1,000 people as it crossed Mexico as Trump and top aides portrayed them as a significant threat and evidence of a dysfunctional border.

Trump cited the caravan as justification for the border wall he wants to build on Thursday, even though the asylum-seekers plan to turn themselves in to border inspectors and are legally entitled to seek protection.

However, the latest gained huge visibility after President Donald Trump unleashed strong criticism from the moment it began March 25 in the Mexican city of Tapachula, near the Guatemala border.

The caravan drew as many as 1,000 people as it crossed Mexico as Trump and top aides portrayed them as a significant threat and evidence of a dysfunctional border.

Trump cited the caravan as justification for the border wall he wants to build on Thursday, even though the asylum-seekers plan to turn themselves in to border inspectors and are legally entitled to seek protection.

He said he ordered the Homeland Security Department to ‘stop the caravan’ but that more needs to be done.

‘We need a strong, impenetrable WALL that will end this problem once and for all,’ he wrote to campaign supporters.

Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen said late Wednesday that any person trying to cross into the U.S. who makes false claims to immigration authorities will subject to criminal prosecution.

She said prosecution was also possible for any people who might assist or coach immigrants to make false claims in bids to enter the U.S.

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