The US has begun processing a small number of asylum applications from a caravan of Central American migrants camped out across the border in Mexico. DW's Clare Richardson asked some of them what made them risk the dangerous journey.
A German federal police report says that deportation orders were up 17 percent, but that actual deportations were down 4 percent. Meanwhile, the labor minister argues that some of those being deported shouldn't be.
The US departments of Defense and Homeland Security began working with Arizona and Texas to fulfill President Trump's directive of reinforcing the border. The migrant caravan that prompted the move ended in Mexico City.
US Vice President Mike Pence said that Central American migrants who "cannot come legally" should not go to the US at all. Pence made the comments during a visit to Brazil, where he pledged US aid to Venezuelan migrants.
About 200 people waited for a second day at the Mexico-US border as they sought asylum. The migrants have already drawn the wrath of US President Trump during their month-long trek through Mexico.
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