Migrant caravan woman gives birth on U.S. soil after entering illegally

Migrant caravan woman gives birth on U.S. soil after entering illegally

One of the children was reported to have sustained a facial injury.

This family's story is an example of what many migrants hoped for when they set out on the weeks-long journey to the United States - to get across the border into the USA, request asylum, and be allowed to wait for their hearing in the United States. All surrendered to border patrol agents who arrived on the scene. At least one mother with three children were among those who crossed over.

All members of the group were taken into custody.

Honduran immigrant Andrea Nicole, 10, climbs under the U.S. -Mexico border fence from Tijuana, Mexico, on December 4.

That section of the border wall is scheduled for replacement.

This breach follows a similar incident when a group of around 500 migrants attempted to storm the United States border near Tijuana on 2 December and reportedly threw projectiles at the U.S. border patrol, prompting American authorities to use tear gas and rubber bullets against the asylum seekers.

The crossings started just before dusk when "three thin people" managed to "squeeze through the fence on the beach".

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Univision reports that the 19-year-old woman and her family are seeking asylum and hoped to join family in Columbus, Ohio. "We'll figure out what to do in a couple of days".

About two dozen migrants climbed over the border wall separating Mexico from the U.S. near Tijuana on Monday.

The caravan formed in Honduras and gathered thousands of Central American migrants as it made its way north toward the United States.

"The construction of this new substantial wall will improve overall border security, the safety and effectiveness of Border Patrol agents, the safety of the public, and will enhance the atmosphere for business and commerce in the area", Rodney Scott, the Chief Patrol Agent for the San Diego Sector said according to Ms. That rule was struck down last month by a federal judge.

He pointed out that now, some 2,500 migrants remain in a migration camp near the Mexican-US border, not far from the city of Tijuana.

He told Fox News that Tijuana can not continue providing support for the migrants, saying the city's resources have been depleted.

"In those six hours that the border was closed, we lost approximately 129 million pesos", he continued. "That's not fair. How do you think people from Tijuana feel toward those people who are making problems?"

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