Scores of migrants gathered at the U.S. border began scaling the San Diego “wall” while shouting “Gracias, México!” presumably to thank the Mexican government for allowing them to travel from Central America to the U.S. border in the hopes of obtaining asylum from the Trump administration.
Footage TODAY of Central Americans from the Caravan reaching the San Diego border "wall". The migrants are climbing the fence and cheering "Gracias, México!"
— Lauren Rose (@LaurenRoseUltra) 29 April 2018
Illegal immigrants are scaling over the dinky border fence on the Southern Border pic.twitter.com/DbdKf0rOnl
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) 29 April 2018
— #NBC7 San Diego (@nbcsandiego) 29 April 2018
Members of the Central American are starting to arrive at the border and are very excited. pic.twitter.com/9NpmptnNTM
— Adolfo Flores (@aflores) 29 April 2018
Some 200 migrants, many traveling with children, attempted to apply for asylum at San Diego’s San Ysidro border crossing – approximately six miles inland from where the fence is being scaled – only to be told that they port of entry is at capacity.
“At this time, we have reached capacity at the San Ysidro port of entry for CBP officers to be able to bring additional persons traveling without appropriate entry documentation into the port of entry for processing,” Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said in a statement. “Those individuals may need to wait in Mexico as CBP officers work to process those already within our facilities.”
CBP officials have issued a statement saying they are at capacity for the day to accept people seeking asylum at the San is Ysidro port of entry just as #caravan arrived. “This is to please Donald Trump,” said one organizer. pic.twitter.com/dD6MNNTnPD
— Daniel Gonzalez (@azdangonzalez) 29 April 2018