Central Americans with a caravan of 7,000 to 10,000 migrants are admitting, en masse, that they are arriving to the United States through the southern border with ineligible asylum claims.
In footage captured of the caravan on Sunday, migrants can be heard chanting in Spanish, “We want to work!” admitting that they are looking for work in the U.S. — which is not an eligible claim for asylum.
Likewise, migrants with the caravan chanted in Tijuana, Mexico, “We are not criminals! We are international workers!” while holding hand-painted American and Honduran flags, according to the Associated Press.
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In an interview with CNN on Monday, San Diego Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott said the vast majority of the Central Americans with the caravan claiming to seek asylum in the U.S. are actually not eligible for asylum.
“The vast majority of those, from what we call the northern triangle, they are economic migrants,” Scott said. “They don’t meet the qualifications to get asylum here.”
Many of the caravan migrants are returning back to their native Honduras, a potential admission that they did not have eligible asylum claims.
As Breitbart News reported, caravan migrants have regularly said that they are growing frustrated with the law enforcement presence at the U.S.-Mexico border, complaining that they want quick and easy access into the country to find jobs.
“The president of the United States treats us like garbage, like some kind of animal,” one caravan migrant told the New York Times.
An Insider report on the caravan readily admits that the caravan migrants are trying to enter the U.S. with a slew of ineligible asylum claims, such as fleeing gang violence, fleeing poverty, and fleeing political corruption.
Last week, Breitbart News reported how caravan migrants in Tijuana began scaling the U.S.-Mexico border fence. In response, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has placed razor wire along the fence. Only a little more than 20 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border has been reinforced with the razor fencing, as Trump’s proposed southern border wall remains unstarted.