Mexico: Caravan asylum-seekers climb Mexico-US border fence

A caravan of hundreds of Central-America asylum-seekers rallied at the US-Mexico border in Tijuana, across from San Diego, on Sunday, in an effort to pressure the US government to accept their asylum claims.

Hundreds climbed the barbed wire fence separating them from a new life on American soil to protest US immigration policy, after travelling north for over a month from Central America.

Scores of activists from organisations like People without Borders (Pueblos Sin Fronteras) gathered at the border to support the newcomers and provide them with tents and shelter.

Several caravans have ventured toward the US border in the past several years, but this caravan has attracted additional attention due to US President Donald Trump’s tightened immigration policy and tweets on the matter.

Donald Trump pressured Mexico to withhold the caravan from reaching the border and then took to Twitter to say: "I have instructed the Secretary of Homeland Security not to let these large Caravans of people into our Country. It is a disgrace. We are the only Country in the World so naive! WALL."

Mandatory Credit: Twitter via Alexandra Mendoza (@alemend)

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