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About 2 Dozen Caravan Members Allowed to Apply for Asylum in United States

HeadlineMay 02, 2018

Meanwhile, in California, immigration authorities are continuing to process a limited number of asylum applications from members of the transnational caravan, which was repeatedly criticized by President Trump. This is immigrant rights activist Alex Mensing.

Alex Mensing: “They let 11 more people in. That makes a total of 25 people. It continues to be a disgrace that they haven’t let in all these people, unfortunately. But we are hoping for there to be more movement, so that people can enter, for it to be a process of living that conforms with the law.”

At least 100 more caravan members, mostly from Honduras, are still camped out on the Mexican side of the border, waiting to apply for asylum. This all comes as The Guardian has revealed the U.S. government has paid out more than $60 million over the last decade to settle lawsuits involving Border Patrol agents who killed, injured, wrongfully detained or wrongfully deported immigrants and U.S. citizens.

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