Central American migrants camped at the US-Mexican border hope to claim asylum in the US. Few of them are likely to successfully meet the strict criteria. But the transgender applicants among them may have a better chance.
Under controversial measures to deter irregular migration, US authorities have started transporting asylum applicants to Mexico to wait for a decision. Critics have called Donald Trump's new policy a "horribly bad idea."
President Trump, in a series of tweets on Friday, threatened to close the border between the US and Mexico. He said that Mexico was doing nothing to stop illegal migration.
Mexico's incoming government has denied reports of a US deal to keep migrants from crossing the border until their asylum claims are processed. President Donald Trump has said, however, that "all will stay in Mexico."
A few hundred Tijuana residents are protesting the arrival of Central Americans in caravans en route to the United States. Defying US pledges to categorically deny asylum, more migrants are preparing to head north.
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