by Axios | Updated on 11.14.18
About 100 migrants who have traveled hundreds of miles through Mexico could reach the U.S. port of entry between Tijuana and San Diego, California on Sunday, ABC News reports.
The big picture: There are an estimated 11,000 migrants mostly from Central America traveling in multiple caravans toward the U.S. right now. Around 80 members from the LGBT community arrived at the border on Sunday, after traveling on anonymously donated buses, per NBC San Diego. Thousands of U.S. troops and militia groups are at the border in anticipation of these caravans.
Customs and Border Protection officials plan to shut down several lanes of traffic through the border into San Diego in anticipation of the caravan, according to the Los Angeles Times.
What's next: The port of entry between Tijuana and San Diego is already at capacity, meaning that these migrants will likely have long wait times in Mexico until they can even make an asylum claim.
By the numbers: More than 70% of Honduran, Salvadoran and Guatemalan asylum-seekers were denied defensive asylum in the U.S. between FY 2012 and FY 2017, according to data collected by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.
Written by Axios
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