A record 1,900 African illegal immigrants have trekked to the U.S. this year, 500 of them just since May 30 have been detained at the US border.
International asylum laws and US immigration law requires asylum seekers to request asylum in the first country into which they set foot.
That country must then detain them and process their asylum request while attending to any medical issues they may have.
Here are the countries they traveled through:
- Costa Rica
Why arent they seeking asylum in any of these EIGHT countries first?
How and why did they reach Mexico and Central America?
Who funded their trip across the Atlantic?