Officials with the United Nations (UN) Refugee Agency say President Trump must allow a caravan of Central American asylum seekers into the United States.
Migrants among the caravan, which some estimates now put at 10,000-strong, have repeatedly admitted that they are traveling to the U.S. to seek jobs, to re-enter the U.S. as previously deported illegal aliens, and to flee crime. None of these is eligible for asylum.
Nevertheless, the UN Refugee Agency is demanding that Trump accept the caravan of refugees. In an interview with Voice of America, a UN spokesperson said, “If the people who are fleeing persecution and violence enter Mexico, they need to be provided access to the Mexican asylum system and those entering the United States need to be provided access to the American asylum system.”