Migrant caravan: Lawyers and judges sent to US-Mexico border

Sessions sends judges attorneys to border to deal with ‘caravan

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday in a statement from Washington, D.C., that 35 new assistant U.S. Attorney jobs have been created to help prosecute improper entry, illegal re-entry and immigrant smuggling in the four states bordering Mexico.

Twenty-eight caravan members were accepted for processing Monday and Tuesday by U.S. border inspectors at San Diego's San Ysidro crossing, an official with U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

The migrants have spent four chilly night camped outside the port of entry.

Women, children and transgender people were among those who waited for hours inside the walkway to the USA gate before being allowed to pass through to begin the asylum process.

President Trump said the caravan of migrants were "openly defying our border" and called for the group to be stopped before it arrived in Tijuana.

"We are sending a message worldwide: Don't come illegally. People are not going to caravan or otherwise stampede our border", said Sessions. Mexico rejected the pressure from Trump.

At least 28 migrants who made it into the United States on Wednesday had anxiously filed through the walkway to the US gate the night before. Though it is an annual event, this year's march received outsize attention thanks to reports from USA media describing the ways in which Mexican authorities were helping the migrants reach the border.

Half of the Central Americans from the so-called "immigrant caravan" have been allowed to apply for asylum in the USA, according to lawyers on the scene.

Scores of men, women and children, fleeing from their violence-wracked home countries, arrived at US border crossings late last week looking to enter the United States by seeking asylum.

Trump reacted angrily to the news, accusing the Mexican government of facilitating illegal immigration and demanding that USA lawmakers act to tighten asylum laws.

Sessions said that an additional 35 assistant United States attorneys and 18 immigration judges to the crossing.

"Quite a few people have claimed to be part of the caravan, including a sizeable contingent of Guatemalan men who were never part", Ramos said.

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