Caravan migrants breach border as frustration with slow asylum process grows
| Fox News – At least two dozen Central American migrants — who claim they’re disillusioned and frustrated with the asylum-seeking process — breached the U.S.-Mexico border Monday just before dusk by scaling a 10-foot metal fence, witnesses say.
They were observed using blankets and ropes to help climb over the structure separating California from Tijuana, where thousands of migrants have been gathering in recent days.
Other migrants managed to squeeze through a section of the fence on the coastal city’s beach, according to Reuters.
Karen Mayeni, a 29-year-old Honduran mother with three children between six and 12 years old, told Reuters she was only “waiting to see what happens.”
About 90 minutes later, however, she and her children were seen on the U.S. side of the border.
Migrants residing in Tijuana are exposed to health problems, the city’s Health Department said last week.
A spokesman for the Health Department told Fox News that, out of 6,000 migrants currently residing in the city, over a third of them — about 2,267 — are being treated for health-related issues.
There are three confirmed cases of tuberculosis, four cases of HIV/AIDS and four cases of chickenpox, the spokesman said.
At least 101 migrants have lice and multiple instances of skin infections, the department’s data shows.