Buses with Cen­tral Amer­i­can mi­grants roll to US bor­der

Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - NATION+WORLD -

Packed into five old school buses, hun­dreds of Cen­tral Amer­i­can mi­grants ar­rived at the U.S. bor­der Sun­day for a rally, to be fol­lowed by a planned mass at­tempt to apply for asy­lum in a di­rect chal­lenge to the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion.

The mi­grants, many trav­el­ing with chil­dren, left a down­town Ti­juana shel­ter where they had been stay­ing. Po­lice with flash­ing lights es­corted the buses to a cross-bor­der rally at a Pa­cific Ocean beach, with sup­port­ers gath­er­ing on both sides of se­cu­rity fenc­ing.

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and mem­bers of his Cabi­net have been track­ing the car­a­van of mi­grants, call­ing it a threat to the U.S. since it started March 25 in the Mex­i­can city of Ta­pachula, near the Gu­atemala bor­der.

At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions has called the car­a­van “a de­lib­er­ate at­tempt to un­der­mine our laws and over­whelm our sys­tem,” pledg­ing to send more im­mi­gra­tion judges to the bor­der to re­solve cases if nec­es­sary.

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