A group of about 400 Hondurans, Guatemalans, and Salvadorans who have spent months traveling up through Central America toward the United States have reached Tijuana, Mexico, on the California border.
Now, members of the "caravan" must decide whether to attempt a border crossing to seek asylum in San Diego or to settle down in Mexico. American immigration attorneys working with the immigrants have warned their clients many will not obtain asylum, and they could be separated from their families at the border. "A lot will depend on how well they can articulate their case," said one lawyer.
The migrant group has drawn President Trump's ire, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions labeled it "a deliberate attempt to undermine our laws and overwhelm our system."