Migrant caravan relocated to new shelter farther from the border


'We've got a challenging and still potentially volatile situation in Tijuana, ' McAleenan said.

With growing frustration at the length of the asylum process, migrants climb over the border fence that divides the United States and Mexico on Sunday near Las Playas de Tijuana, Mexico.

"We've seen this, we've got our intelligence reports, we've been doing the analysis consistently".

Border Patrol agents say they rescued a family whose children were dropped from the top of the 18-foot border fence Monday.

MEXICO CITY, Dec. 3 (UPI) - Thousands of migrants from the Central American caravan in Tijuana, Mexico, have put their names on a waitlist for a preliminary political asylum interview with USA authorities - a wait that could be many months.

The AP has said it compiled its data from information from global groups, forensic records, death records, missing persons' reports and data examination from thousands of interviews with asylum seekers. "They were brought to the border by a group that told them they would be able to cross easily into the U.S.to present asylum claims, and that's not the case". "We'll figure out what to do in a couple of days".

As McAleenan told Fox News, numerous migrants were "lured" to the United States because they were promised entry because of weak laws - even though many of them do not qualify for amnesty.

US authorities say they can process up to 100 asylum seekers a day.

McAleenan discussed the difficulties the agency is facing in the San Diego sector, where members of a migrant caravan have arrived at the United States border, in an interview with Fox News on Tuesday. They'll be turned over to ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] for appropriate processing.

According to Baca, it was not known whether the migrants were part of the Central American caravans that had made their way through Mexico.

'They were apprehended and taken into custody.

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

A previous attempt by a larger group of migrants to jump over the border wall was met with tear gas, sending women and children running back to the Mexican side. "That a 2.5 billion dollar business of exploitation".

"In those six hours that the border was closed, we lost approximately 129 million pesos", he said, referring to recent clashes at the border.



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