Caravan at Border Must Prove 'Credible Fear'

About 200 migrants will make plea for asylum, a process that can take months or longer
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2018 11:20 AM CDT
Central Americans in a caravan of migrants embrace in Tijuana, Mexico, before crossing the border to request asylum in the United States on Sunday.   (AP Photo/Hans-Maximo Musielik)
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(Newser) – The caravan of migrants that has drawn the attention of President Trump is much smaller than it used to be, but an estimated 150 to 200 Central Americans are now at the US-Mexico border hoping to gain entry into America. US border officials have slowed things down at least temporarily by informing the asylum-seekers that the US processing facility they must enter is at full capacity, resulting in most of the group remaining in limbo on the Mexican side of the border. It's not clear when the logjam will clear. Details and developments:

  • What's next: Despite the delay, the Washington Post reports that many of these migrants, many of them from Honduras, will indeed gain entry to the US, if only temporarily. That's because the US must by law consider the pleas of asylum-seekers.

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