Migrants moved away from border

Migrants moved away from border

Migrants moved away from border

On Friday, federal prosecutors charged two caravan members with assault and illegally entering the U.S. In one instance, an 18-year-old from Honduras was caught with four others and elbowed a border patrol agent, officials said.

"San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott said, "It was Border Patrol agents" effort and valued partnership with the Honduran Consulate in Los Angeles that helped us identify a risky convicted felon moving amongst the migrant caravan, '" Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Press Secretary Tyler Houlton said in a Friday statement.

The Border Patrol office in San Diego said via Twitter that pedestrian crossings have been suspended at the San Ysidro port of entry at both the East and West facilities. In a separate incident about a quarter-mile away, a 26-year-old El Salvador man threw a punch at officers who found him crossing illegally, they said.

One of those men had been previously deported.

Homeland Security said he and the two men he was caught with are being processed for deportation.

A migrant helps bundle and clear trash as most Central Americans leave a sports complex shelter that authorities were trying to close in Tijuana Mexico Saturday Dec. 1 2018

Trump administration officials are vowing to address some of issues that forced them to decide against criminally prosecuting any of the 42 members of a Central American migrant caravan arrested last weekend.

Overcrowding along with cooler temperatures and rain has already helped spread illness among migrants, including flu-like sicknesses, lice and chicken pox, according to city officials who declined to be named because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

Hundreds of the migrants are now living in hastily erected tents in Tijuana hoping to be able to cross into the U.S.to claim asylum - and then wait for their claims to be adjudicated by immigration judges.

Mexican authorities began moving Central American migrants out of an overcrowded shelter near the US border and taking them to a former concert venue much farther away in Tijuana, warning Friday that services will be cut off at the first site.

"I'm not going to break public services to solve this problem", the Tijuana mayor said. "That's not fair. How do you think people from Tijuana feel towards those people who are making problems?"

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