Scores of migrants from Central America are at the border with the United States, seeking asylum, while President Trump presses Congress to fully fund a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
After a month travelling from Central America, close to 200 migrants have arrived at Mexico’s border with the United States.
Most of them are from Honduras and El Salvador and claim they are running from violence in their home countries. So far, just a few have been allowed to apply for asylum in the U.S.
President Trump said that the caravan is defying the country’s border and shows just how ineffective American immigration laws are.
Plus, the panel discusses some other major topics- trade tensions between the U.S and China; the Iran nuclear deal and the DPRK nuclear issue.
To discuss this:
- Paolo von Schirach is president of the Global Policy Institute.
- David Smith is the Washington, D.C. bureau chief for the British daily newspaper, The Guardian.
- Maria Pena, is a Washington Correspondent for La Opinion
- Morgan Muchnick is a Republican Strategist and founder of the M2 Group
— Reuters U.S. News (@ReutersUS) May 1, 2018
Families are sleeping on the ground, waiting for a chance to seek US asylum. Photos by @AP document a caravan of migrants as they got to the border. Story: https://t.co/BEhN9U7RZx pic.twitter.com/AoVqI1ha75
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