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Associated Press/Photo by Hans-Maximo Musielik

Migrants from caravan line up to apply for asylum

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/30/18, 10:55 am

A remnant of the migrant caravan that marched through Mexico reached the U.S. border near San Diego on Sunday. About 200 men, women, and children came to the border to ask for asylum from persecution in their home countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Mexican officials let about 50 of the migrants pass through a gate on the Mexican side of the border, but they had to wait outside the U.S. inspection facility. The building can hold about 300 people and had reached capacity for those without legal documents, said Kevin McAleenan, U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner.

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Associated Press/Photo by Hans-Maximo Musielik

Migrant caravan arrives at U.S. border

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/27/18, 12:52 pm

A caravan of about 170 Central American asylum seekers arrived in Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday evening. They plan to join about 200 other migrants there and attempt to enter the United States through San Diego’s San Ysidro border crossing, with the help of advocacy groups, beginning Sunday. Similar caravans are fairly common at the crossing, but this one has drawn unusual attention because of criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump.

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U.S. condemns Syria, Iran, and Russia in Ghouta attacks

International | The Assad regime continues to attack a Damascus suburb, sometimes with chemical weapons
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/28/18, 05:33 pm

SYRIA: The State Department hosted an unusual panel this week featuring White Helmets and producers of the film Last Men in Aleppo . That, plus U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley’s speech to the UN Security Council on Tuesday, could suggest the Trump administration may take a stronger stance against Russia and Iran’s alliance with the Assad regime in Syria.

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