Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said many the migrants within the caravans do not qualify for asylum inside U.S.
Nielsen released the statement Monday following Sunday’s clashes between border authorities and migrants on the Southwest border near San Diego.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen speaks at the border wall separating Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Hillcrest. Nielsen says an appeal will probably be filed as quickly as possible over the decision by way of a judge to temporarily bar the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
She said numerous migrants have refused multiple chance to get protection from the UN refugee agency in Mexico.
Nielsen added, seeking employment or family reunification are not cause of asylum under U.S. laws.
This provides DHS confirmed more than 600 of your migrants are convicted criminals, and pose a national security risk towards U.S.