TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The latest on Honduran asylum seekers camped on U.S. soil to be processed for asylum claims (all times local):
Attorneys say six Honduran asylum seekers have been allowed to claim asylum at a U.S. border crossing in San Diego after spending a chilly night on a tiny piece of U.S. soil.
The standoff ended Tuesday about 17 hours after a group of Hondurans camped in area where pedestrians pass a plaque on a wall that delineates the border between the U.S. and Mexico but before they reach U.S. inspectors. They were joined by U.S. Reps. Nannette Barragan and Jimmy Gomez, both California Democrats.
After several hours, Ramos says inspectors agreed to process claims of eight unaccompanied children, one mother with five children and one man. But six others were still waiting Monday night to gain entry to the U.S. and they were backed by the presence of U.S. Reps. Nanette Barragan and Jimmy Gomez, both California Democrats.
CBP didn’t comment on the status of the asylum seekers but officials said claims are processed as quickly as possible.