"Our Southern Border is under siege".
He added, the nation must build a wall as Mexico is doing nothing to help prevent illegal immigration and crime. The caravan reached the border last Wednesday.
The U.S. has admitted at least 158 Central American migrants into the San Ysidro Port of Entry at the Tijuana-San Diego border crossing, where they will plead their cases for asylum. "That is where Congress has got to do something, but they have dragged their feet", co-host Steve Doocy chimed in.
Count for today is actually around ~65 people allowed to exercise their legal right to seek asylum.
The announcement about the additional prosecutors and immigration judges from the DOJ comes almost a month after Sessions sent a memo urging government prosecutors working along the U.S. -Mexico border to prioritize the prosecution of "certain criminal immigration cases".
About 70 migrants were left waiting in Tijuana, passing the time in a makeshift camp of tents on the Mexican side of the border before they're able to cross.
Sessions said in a press release that 35 new assistant US attorney positions have been allocated to USA attorney's offices along the Southwest border.
Caravan members have to formally request asylum as "arriving" asylum seekers from a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer before being taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at an immigration detention center.
"We are not going to let this country be overwhelmed", Sessions said Wednesday.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he would be sending 35 additional immigration prosecutors and judges to the southwest border to handle the influx of immigrants seeking to enter the country.
More than 75% of applicants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador between 2011 and 2016 were rejected, according to Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.