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>> A Honduran mother and her daughters who were photographed fleeing from tear gas several weeks ago have begun seeking asylum at the US border with Mexico. They're in a group of migrants from the Central American country who are mostly teens, but also include Maria Mesa and her children.
The family were photographed by Reuters during a protest at the border last month. When some migrants rushed the fence and US authorities through teargas. A lawyer with the group Families Belong Together said eight unaccompanied minors were being processed for asylum on Monday along with Mesa and her children.
Groups of thousands of migrants known as caravans left Central America and arrived in Tijuana in recent months. US President Donald Trump declared them an invasion and sent several thousand troops to reinforce the border. Many of those fleeing violence in Central America wait months to formally request asylum. But sometimes vulnerable people like unaccompanied children and the Mesa family are process more quickly.