A large number of migrant Caravans moving across Mexico are relying on the strength of numbers to gain access to and seek Asylum in the US. At the Guatemalan border town of Tecun Uman, more than a hundred Central American migrants are said to have forced their way past a customs gate in order to gain entry into Mexico. In the same vein, thousands of Central American migrants are also reportedly making its way through southern Mexico in order to get to the US border. In response, the president of the United States, Trump is making plans to shut the US borders to Central Americans as well as not granting them the opportunity to seek asylum in the US. 10000 additional US troops are to be deployed to the southern border to help in security operations for the imminent arrival of the migrating caravan. Once on American soil, overseas candidates are eligible to apply for asylum, but the government currently putting such provision on hold as a result of the threat it poses to national security according to officials. Taking advantage of the authority offered him by the Immigration and Nationality Act, Section 212(f), it's legal for the president to declare some migrants ineligible for asylum.
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