Migrants from Central America arrive at border to seek asylum

People hold a Honduran flag and look into the United States from atop a section of border fence as members of a caravan of Central American asylum seekers arrive in Tijuana, Mexico.
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People hold a Honduran flag and look into the United States from atop a section of border fence as members of a caravan of Central American asylum seekers arrive in Tijuana, Mexico.

Credit: David McNew

Credit: David McNew

A group of asylum seekers from Central America prepared to present themselves the at the U.S.-Mexico border Sunday afternoon, as members of the caravan gathered at the border fence in Playas de Tijuana, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

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Buses carrying members of the caravan arrived in Tijuana on Tuesday, CNN reported.

Members of the caravan were cheered by supporters on both sides of the fence; the migrants were set to present themselves at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego, the Union-Tribune reported.

Caravan members are moving forward to the border despite the criticism of President Donald Trump. However, some members may have to stay in Mexico before they can be processed by U.S. authorities at the border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said.

Migrants have said they are trying to enter the United States because they want a better life for themselves and their children, CNN reported.