Hundreds of People From Migrant Caravan Breach US-Mexican Border

Migrant caravan relocated to new shelter farther from the border

Migrant caravan relocated to new shelter farther from the border

Frustrated and exhausted after weeks of uncertainty, numerous migrants have become desperate since getting stuck in squalid camps in the Mexican border city of Tijuana.

"It's very disappointing because everything is normal in Tijuana, and it's a very isolated area where the migrants are", he said.

The family, which hailed from Guatemala, managed to scale the barrier on Monday near the San Luis Port, in Arizona, along the 27-mile Yuma Sector of the border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement.

The group was observed coming down on the USA side of the wall by a Border Patrol camera operator.

The new shelter is being run by federal authorities. And members of the Tijuana medical association are offering discounts and benefits for local and USA patients to try to make up for lost business. By Saturday afternoon, most of the thousands of migrants who had been camped out at the sports complex had agreed to move to the new, more distant shelter.

The migrants in Tijuana are part of several caravans that traveled through Mexico in an effort to enter the United States, citing issues such as widespread violence and dismal job prospects in their home countries.

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Some border wall construction is being done, such as at San Diego, two miles of wall in Calexico, California and 20 miles of border wall in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, and where it has been completed illegal aliens are not being dropped over the fence.

Having spent a month trekking towards the United States, numerous migrants are growing frustrated at the long wait that faces them at the border.

"We've got criminal organizations profiting off of vulnerable families charging 5,000 to 7,000 per person", said McAleenan. Agents said that the individual dropping the children from the Mexican side, who is also reportedly a family member, fled the scene, but was later apprehended as well.

There are some 5,600 migrants at the Albergue Benito Juarez shelter in Tijuana, according to the local municipal police. Mexico's governmental National Human Rights Commission said it had arranged for medical attention for the woman, who was 38 weeks pregnant, and the girl was healthy. The withdrawal of the city's authorities comes at the behest of Tijuana's mayor, Juan Manuel Gastelúm, who has repeatedly said he will protect Tijuana from disruptions from the caravan.

Officials said the groups of illegal immigrants are not believed to be associated with the large caravan of mostly Central American migrants that have prompted the military deployment.

"On the news, they keep saying there are more people coming, so some patients are saying let's wait for the situation to cool down and then we'll set up another appointment later".

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