After a long journey through Mexico is the first Central American migrants have scaled the border fence to the United States. About 20 people climbed on the fence between Tijuana and San Diego on the Pacific coast. The action has not moved the officials of the U.S. customs and border protection on alert, you a handles.

After about 20 minutes, the Central Americans rose again on the Mexican side of the border, down. Others looked only through the bars or bathed in the sea. Between Tijuana and San Diego, the border divides the fence of the beach and extends to the Pacific ocean.

The middle Americans belonged to a first group of 357 people, arrived on Tuesday in nine buses in Tijuana. The migrants left their homeland because of the violence by youth gangs and the bad economic situation.

the majority of The group was still around 2,400 kilometres further South, in the Mexican city of Guadalajara. The so-called caravan consists of about 5,000 people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. On the way in the USA, the wagon train had split into smaller groups.

dispute about the asylum procedure

A second migrant group, which consisted of about 1,200 people, was last in a sports stadium in Mexico city. A third group of around 2,000 people in the southern state of Veracruz on the way to the North.

US President Donald Trump had tightened in the past week, the regulations for asylum procedures at the southern U.S. border. He also sent troops to the border. Trump ordered, that migrants who cross the border into the USA illegally, should be denied asylum. The method would, in principle, only at official border crossings.

The step is highly controversial. Several organisations had already announced previously, resistance in the courts.

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