Asylum seekers facing long legal path after crossing from Mexico to the US

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** HOLD FOR OVERNIGHT STORY ** File – In this April 29, 2018 file photo, a member of the Central American migrant caravan, holding a child, looks through the border wall toward a group of people gathered on the U.S. side, as he stands on the beach where the border wall ends in the ocean, in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, April 29, 2018. The group that led a monthlong caravan of Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States wanted to draw attention to the plight of people in the violent region. (AP Photo/Hans-Maximo Musielik, File)

U.S. President Donald Trump is reiterating his call to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. It comes a week after a large group of Central American migrants arrived in Tijuana, aiming to cross into the U.S.

Many have been able to apply for asylum, but they face a long legal path ahead. 

CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports from Tijuana.
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