The United States government permitted dozens more Central American migrants into the US this week; allowing the asylum seekers a chance to plead their case and ask for legal-resident status in America.
According to Reuters, federal officials admitted at least 158 undocumented workers into the country at the US-Mexico border outside of San Diego, California despite harsh criticism from the Trump administration and other top aides.
“Seventy men, women and children were allowed into the crowded port of entry border crossing early Thursday morning, according to Alex Mensing, a caravan organizer with advocacy group Pueblos Sin Fronteras,” writes Reuters.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions deployed dozens of additional judges and attorneys to the border crossing this week to help process the migrant ‘caravan’ as they attempt to cross into the US from Mexico.
“We are not going to let this country be overwhelmed. People are not going to caravan or otherwise stampede our border,” said Sessions. “We need legality and integrity in the system.”