Migrant caravan group reaches U.S. border

Asylum seekers and Border Patrol

A small group of LGBTQ migrants broke off from the main caravan and arrived in Tijuana at the border ahead of the other groups.

The travelers have said they plan to ask for asylum.

"Mexico has been excellent; we have no complaint about Mexico".

Trump also followed through on his threat to issue a presidential proclamation barring migrants caught crossing into the USA illegally from being eligible to claim asylum in America.

Mattis gave no details in a brief comment to reporters Tuesday.

Over the past few weeks, the active-dutyservicemen deployed under Operation Faithful Patriot have mainly been erecting barbed-wire fences along the border in Texas, California and Arizona, as well as building shelter accommodation for customs and border protection staff. He said the state government, the Roman Catholic Church and city officials in Escuinapa, Sinaloa, were helping the migrants. He said so far 24 buses had left Escuinapa on an eight-drive to Navojoa in Sonora state. Some migrants initially refused to get off the buses that took them to the toll plaza, but police arrived and threatened them to exit the buses. But when they arrived, they were met with anger from local residents. In September, the latest month for which data is available, border agents arrested or denied entry to 1,685 undocumented immigrants per day on average. So our goal was to change that and say, 'This time we are going to be first, ' " Mejia said'.

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It is unclear whether the two caravans would merge or when they would set out on the road north.

Hundreds of young men from one of the migrant caravans headed toward the United States arrived at a border fence that separates Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, California on Monday; some of them began illegally entering the USA after climbing the fence.

The caravans became a campaign issue in the USA mid-term elections that took place in last week, with Mr Trump warning without evidence they were full of "gang members", "hardened criminals" and even Middle Eastern "terrorists".

Beginning 8 a.m. Tuesday, the agency will shut down three northbound lanes at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, which has about 17 total lanes, and one lane at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry, which has about a dozen lanes.

San Ysidro is the border's busiest crossing, with about 110,000 people entering the US every day.

The 5,000 migrants, who say they are fleeing persecution, poverty and violence in their home countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, have largely been making their journey on foot. That traffic includes some 40,000 vehicles, 34,000 pedestrians and 150 to 200 buses.

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