Caravan organizers: 158 migrants have crossed into US to seek asylum
Khushbu Shah and Jennifer Hauser, CNN
10:54 PM, May 3, 2018
(CNN) -- At least 158 Central Americans who traveled in a migrant caravan through Mexico have crossed into the United States this week to seek asylum, organizers said Thursday.
Pueblo Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders, which organized and guided the journey, said 70 people from the caravan were among those who crossed Thursday into the San Ysidro, California, port of entry near San Diego. The migrants will make their case for why they should be granted asylum.
The group estimates 70 migrants remain at camps and shelters on the Mexican side of the border. They are expected to cross the border and seek asylum.
The migrants say they're fleeing violence and poverty in Central America and hope they'll find safety and security in the United States.