Frustrated migrants moved miles from border, face long asylum waitlist

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US authorities say they can process up to 100 asylum seekers a day.

"Since that caravan formed in mid-October, we've seen 90,000 people come to our border, 85 percent of those crossing illegally between ports of entry, and all lured by the fact that our legal framework has huge gaps that create the opportunity to stay in the USA while awaiting your court hearing, even if they don't have a lawful permission or protection claim".

Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum said it is costing the city $25,000 per day to feed and house the 7,000 migrants now in the city.

A video of the incident posted to Twitter by CBP Arizona shows the silhouettes of the two adults waiting on the USA side of the wall to catch the children from above.

Other sightseers were seen taking selfies after a visit to the beach alongside the US border wall in Playas de Tijuana. "We do see individuals trying to cross illegally in the San Diego sector, we are addressing that activity and then of course you saw the scenes of the family literally dropping children over the fence".

McAleenan also noted that criminals leading these caravans give the migrants misleading information about the muddy asylum process in the US, meaning they profit off migrant families because of the weak immigration laws.

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Tourists and visitors have been cancelling planned trips to the Mexican state of Baja California since the border crossing shut down briefly a week ago, and according to tour-friendly business owners, many fear getting trapped in Mexico should the crossing close again, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Sunday.

"We've got criminal organizations profiting off of vulnerable families charging 5,000 to 7,000 per person", said McAleenan.

Homeland Security said the section of wall the children were dropped from is a legacy fence already slated for replacement. The old rusty border wall has proven to be no match for modern day drug smugglers and human traffickers says Jeroslyn Johnson of hollywoodunlocked.com. U.S. Border Patrol agents had the territory between the two barriers heavily covered.

McAleenan noted that the migrants' confusion at the border has left many desperately looking for a way to cross the border illegally.

President Trump has made it clear that funding and building the wall on our southern border is his most important unfulfilled campaign pledge.

The shelter's inhabitants are required to keep the new shelter tidy, refraining from bringing in food and cleaning the bathrooms, migrants told UPI.

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