"Waiting until a large group of persons mass at the border to attempt an illegal crossing is too late for us", said Pete Flores, director of field operations for Customs and Border Protection in San Diego. She added that caravan migrants had assaulted "border police in multiple countries", even using "incendiary devices", though she provided no evidence.
The area was temporarily closed to install new wire topped barriers.
What's going on in Tijuana: According to Fox News, here is now a huge backlog of migrants waiting to be processed at Tijuana's San Ysidro border crossing. It is the busiest border crossing between the two countries, with about 110,000 people entering the U.S. every day in 40,000 vehicles.
"The Haitians arrived with their papers, with a clear vision", Gastelum said in an interview posted on the city's Facebook page.
"We will do everything we can to protect those who defend our nation's sovereignty and secure our border".
"We don't want them in Tijuana", protesters shouted. It took three hours for people to get out of Paradise, and a grand jury later told city officials they needed to create additional evacuation routes, the Los Angeles Times reports. The second group that arrived to the city was mostly of LGBT migrants.
The majority of Democrats (89 percent) and independents (72 percent), however, said they supported giving migrants in the caravan a chance to enter the U.S.
Since the caravan first embarked on its journey to the USA from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on October 13, it has been followed by several other caravans departing from Central America. Hundreds started with migrant caravan in the city of San Pedro Sula. Buchanan said that the number of service members involved in the mission should fall quickly as soldiers finish their work, Politico reported.
FREDRICK: Well, they're in a hard situation because the way that the asylum process works here in Tijuana is that migrants themselves for a long time now have had a little notebook.
It's a stark contrast to the many Mexican communities that welcomed the caravan with signs, music and donations of clothing after it entered Mexico almost a month ago.
US military officials have said repeatedly that they expect the entire mission to conclude by December 15, with the caveat that circumstances could change.
They were sent to the border in the days leading up to the November 6 midterm election, as President Donald Trump said he wanted to stop an "invasion" of migrants who were traveling north in a caravan from Central America.
"These poor people have left their country and they're in an unfamiliar place", said Maria de Jesus Izarraga, 68, who lives two blocks from complex.
Conducted by the Monmouth University Polling Institute, the study, which looked at American perceptions of the caravan, found that 25 percent of Americans believed that the migrant group "includes terrorists", while another 13 percent "are not sure, but believed this claim is likely to be true".
But a million people also cross over legally each day, while trade across the frontier totals a million dollars a minute, according to government figures.
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