U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said Wednesday a group of 55 Central Americans waded across the Colorado River near Yuma and surrendered to agents after walking around vehicle barriers in the area. Agents said that the individual dropping the children from the Mexican side, who is also reportedly a family member, fled the scene, but was later apprehended as well.
One of the children suffered a facial injury and was treated.
Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, are seen in San Diego County, U.S., after crossing illegally from Mexico to the U.S.by jumping a border fence, photographed through the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, December 3, 2018.
All members of the group were taken into custody.
"Eighty-five 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 US while awaiting a court hearing even if they don't a lawful permission or protection claim", Commissioner McAleenan said according to Ms. Pavlich's report.
She was arrested with her 20-year-old husband and 2-year-old son. "We'll figure out what to do in a couple of days".
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.
Ninety minutes later, she and her family were over the fence.
Plans for illegal crossings were curbed by the Trump administration's decision to send troops to protect the border and impose a new policy that requires every migrant seeking asylum to remain in Mexico, where their cases will be heard. "We've got over 7,000 migrants there".
Last week city authorities bussed them to a concert venue that now acts as a federally run shelter, 14 miles to the south.
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"In those six hours that the border was closed, we lost approximately 129 million pesos", he said, referring to recent clashes at the border. "That's not fair. How do you think people from Tijuana feel towards those people who are making problems?"