Members of ‘immigrant caravan’ begin asylum process in US

Members of ‘immigrant caravan’ begin asylum process in US

Some of the roughly 200 Central Americans traveling in an “immigrant caravan” have crossed the US-Mexico border and applied for asylum in the United States, according to activists on the ground.

Volunteer group Pueblos Sin Fronteras (PSF), Spanish for “People without Borders”, said in an early morning tweet on Tuesday that eight of the asylum seekers, mostly from Honduras, had been accepted by the US Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) and will begin applying for asylum.

Others were kept at the border crossing. On Monday, CBP officials at the San Ysidro crossing in California said they were at capacity and could not accept more, according to reports.

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