A group of Central American migrants converged at the US-Mexico border yesterday (April 30), the culmination of their week-long journey through Mexico. Their journey north has been a target of Donald Trump’s ire for weeks; as Reuters reported, the US president warned at an April 28 rally: “Watch the caravan… they come up because they know once they can get here they can walk right into our country.”
A few hundred people arrived at the border fence along Playas de Tijuana, in Tijuana, Mexico, and attempted to enter the US, the Los Angeles Times reported. Many are requesting asylum from violence and crime in their home countries. Photos from the gathering show people around and even straddling the border fence on the beach. Demonstrators on the US side appeared to cheer them on.