Chaos erupts as caravan of migrants scales FPSA border fence

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 05/02/2018 - 17:50

SAN DIEGO, Kalifornia (PNN) - April 30, 2018 - Scores of migrants gathered at the Fascist Police States of Amerika border began scaling the San Diego "wall" while shouting "Gracias, México!" presumably to thank the Mexican government for allowing them to travel from Central America to the FPSA border in the hopes of obtaining asylum from the FPSA President Donald Trump regime.

Some 200 migrants, many traveling with children, attempted to apply for asylum at San Diego's San Ysidro border crossing - approximately six miles inland from where the fence is being scaled - only to be told that the port of entry is at capacity.

"At this time, we have reached capacity at the San Ysidro port of entry for CBP (Customs and Border Patrol) officers to be able to bring additional persons traveling without appropriate entry documentation into the port of entry for processing," Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said in a statement. "Those individuals may need to wait in Mexico as CBP officers work to process those already within our facilities."

Despite being told that the San Ysidro port was at capacity, around 200 migrants began walking towards it.

Rodulfo Figueroa, the top Mexican immigration official in Baja California, Mexico, told caravan organizers to send in an initial group of 20 migrants to see if FPSA border inspectors would entertain their requests for asylum.

Figueroa said he doesn't know if they would be allowed in and had not received word from FPSA immigration officials.

Nicole Ramos, an attorney working on behalf of caravan members, expressed disbelief that FPSA authorities cannot process more asylum seekers until its backlog eases.

"They have been well aware that a caravan is going to arrive at the border," she said at a news conference. "The failure to prepare and failure to get sufficient agents and resources is not the fault of the most vulnerable among us. We can build a base in Iraq in under a week. We can't process 200 refugees. I don't believe it."

The approximately 400 migrants about to cross into San Diego have been refusing the advice of immigration attorneys, who say the asylum-seekers risk a lengthy detention, or being separated from their families, before eventual deportation back to Central America.

Kenia Elizabeth Avila, 35, appeared shaken after the volunteer attorneys told her Friday that temperatures may be cold in temporary holding cells and that she could be separated from her three children, ages 10, 9 and 4.

But she said that returning to her native El Salvador would be worse. She fled for reasons she declined to discuss.

After crossing through Mexicali earlier last week, the migrants gathered in Tijuana, Mexico on Tuesday. So many reportedly showed up that the shelter they were occupying was overflowing by Wednesday. Most members of the group are from Guatemala, El Salvador or Honduras, and are fleeing their homes, they say, because of death threats from local gangs, or political persecution.

That, according to many, is worth dealing with FPSA authorities and deportation for the small chance they might be granted asylum.

“If they’re going to separate us for a few days, that’s better than getting myself killed in my country,” said Avila.

The timing of their arrival could sabotage NAFTA talks after President Trump repeatedly threatened to scrap the deal if Mexico doesn't do more to stop Central American migrants from traveling through its territory.