Honduras Migrants Forced To Wait At Border

Posted on May 22, 2018 by

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Over 150 traveling migrants are currently at the Mexico-US border near San Diego. Many of these migrants that are seeking asylum are traveling with children. As of right now, they are being told that the border crossing is already full.

Mostly from Honduras, these Central American migrants are “fleeing from danger.”

Despite President Trump’s apparent skepticism of the travelers, on Tuesday, 1 May, US Border agents permitted seventeen caravaners to enter the US, mostly women and children.

“The migrant ‘caravan’ that is openly defying our border shows how weak & ineffective U.S. immigration laws are,” President Trump said in a tweet.

Over 150 migrants still await admission to the US. They stay in makeshift camps and try to not be separated.

“I’m scared, I’m so scared. I don’t want to return to my country,”  Reina Isabel Rodriguez said.

After the 2,000 mile trek (traveled by train, bus, and foot), the caravan waited for months and still wait for admission.

Most of the travelers say that they are seeking asylum from death threats, violence from gangs, and extortion.

“If these migrants are running away from danger, I think that they should be let into the US,” Junior Melissa Dieda said.

The whole process of deciding who has a credible reason for entering the US can take years. As of right now, the remaining caravan travelers are being told to “wait.” Many families are split up during this process as well.  

“Asylum seekers must demonstrate a well-founded fear of persecution at home, most often from a state entity,” Reuters.com said.

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