More than 50 Central American migrant workers seeking asylum were admitted into the United States this week and have been permitted to “have their claims processed,” said the organizers behind the ‘caravan.’
NBC News reports that 53 migrants are currently in the process of obtaining legal-resident status at the US-Mexico border crossing outside San Diego, California.
Hundreds of undocumented workers remain in Tijuana awaiting further instructions.
“I can’t take it here anymore,” said one migrant who was admitted into the US Wednesday. “The nights are too cold and sleeping on the floor is painful. We have to walk a mile to use the bathroom every day at a nearby shelter. I can’t do it any longer.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions deployed dozens of additional attorneys to the border crossing in recent days to help federal agents “better prosecute illegal entries into our country.”
Earlier this week, 11 individuals were charged with illegally entering the United States after successfully sneaking across the porous border between the two nations.
“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.”