28 Asylum Seekers Now Being Processed

More migrants in caravan enter US

The number of asylum seekers who are being processed at the U.S.-Mexico border is growing, but they have a long road ahead of them. 

At least 28 people have been allowed to enter the facility at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in Tijuana. Officials with the California Border Patrol say if the migrants meet the requirements there, they will be sent to a long-term detention center to be interviewed within about a week. The interviewer will then decide whether or not their case should move to an immigration court. However, an immigration case can take years before it can be heard behind closed doors. 

The group of about 200 is part of a yearly caravan organized by Pueblo Sin Fronteras. Most of the immigrants (the majority of whom are from Honduras) within are seeking asylum based on a fear of violence in their home countries. 

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