>> A dramatic uptake in the number of caravan migrants making it past the US southern border this week. With 150 Central Americans who made the 2,000 mile journey allowed entry to the United States as of Friday. That number coming from organizing group Pueblo Sin Fronteras after 70 men, women, and children were allowed into the crowded San Ysidro Port of Entry near San Diego.
Now they will meet with US customs and border control officers to make their case for why they should be given asylum. But on the other side in Mexico, 62 migrants continue to wait according to organizers. Sandra Perez is one of them in limbo at the border after leaving her three daughters back in Honduras.
>> My daughters are still studying, I'm here for a better job, the work that I did in Honduras did pay. Perhaps that'll be the same in the United States but money is worth more, there are more possibilities in the US for a better life for my family.>> But her month-long journey could come to an abrupt end as asylum seekers face short questioning and could be deported if their claims aren't deemed credible.
The caravan has been closely watched and criticized by President Trump who want to tighten immigration laws to make it harder for people to claim asylum. Earlier in the week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions beefed up legal resources at the border,>> People are not going to caravan or otherwise stampede our border.
>> Including more prosecutors and judges to handle the migrants from the caravan.