Caravan Arrives In Tijuana, As Migrants Prepare To Request Asylum

Activists Send Lawyers To Border To Coach 'Caravan' Asylum Seekers

Activists Send Lawyers To Border To Coach 'Caravan' Asylum Seekers

About 20 volunteer USA lawyers gave legal workshops Friday just across the border in Mexico to Central American asylum seekers who traveled in a "caravan" that has been harshly criticized by President Donald Trump .

The immigrants, who arrived at Tijuana on Wednesday evening, are now staying at two immigrant shelters, according to reports. 'I really want to cross it'.

A judge ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, which paved the way for two-year renewable work permits for undocumented migrants brought to the United States as children, must re-start after 90 days if the Trump administration can not offer an explanation as to why it is illegal. Ties between the United States and Mexico have been strained since Trump won the presidency in 2016 on the back of a campaign heavy on anti-Mexican rhetoric and promises to build a wall on the two countries' border and make Mexico pay for it. She said she planned to seek asylum in the United State. The U.S. Refugee Act of 1980 says that a person may seek asylum if they are in the United States or at its border.

Honduran Angel Caceres dipped a tortilla into a plate of refried beans and rice, his first meal in two days. "I have also directed that we commit any additional necessary immigration judges to adjudicate any cases that may arise from this 'caravan'". Castro, who is from Honduras, was holding her 2-year-old daughter.

It's not clear how quickly U.S. Border Agents will be able to process the asylum applications once the migrants cross the border.

Nielson put out her message on the caravan later, making no mention of the talks with Videgaray.

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Central American migrants traveling with a caravan of Central American migrants wait to be registered at a shelter in Tijuana, Mexico on April 25. "These individuals-and their smugglers-ignored the willingness of the Mexican government to allow them to stay in Mexico", Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement.

Pueblos Sin Fronteras volunteers say they and other organizations are simply explaining to vulnerable people what rights they have, not coaching them to break the law.

Ministers from Mexico, Canada and United States also met in the U.S. capital as they rushed to seal a quick deal on updating NAFTA.

Several people in Tijuana, even after having traveled so far, wondered aloud about the wisdom of applying for asylum, considering the possibility that they could be detained and separated from their children for a prolonged period while their cases were pending.

The migrants plan to head to the border on Sunday, setting up a showdown with the Trump administration - which has warned that some could face detention, prosecution and deportation.

'Now that I'm here, I'm afraid to cross the border, ' she said.

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