Beginning 8 a.m. Tuesday, the agency will shut down three northbound lanes at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, which has about 17 total lanes, and one lane at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry, which has about a dozen lanes.
A group of LGBT migrants has split off from the main caravan traveling from Central America to the United States and managed to reach a city of Tijuana, Mexico, situated near the southwestern United States border, Fox News reported.
Tijuana is at the westerly end of the border, about 38 kilometres from San Diego, California.More news: Last-ditch bid to extend My Health opt-out period
The first wave of migrants from the Central American "caravan" arrived at the US-Mexico border in Tijuana Tuesday; attempting to cross the worldwide fence but retreating after Border Patrol Agents approached.
Around 4,800 United States soldiers were deployed to the border with Mexico, the Pentagon announced, saying it could not give a price tag for the operation Democrats decry as political maneuvring from President Donald Trump. Numbering just over 350 people, they joined an initial, small group of around 85 people, mostly members of the LGBT community, who'd experienced discrimination within the main crowd and were helped to make it to the Mexican border town even earlier on Sunday.More news: Ebola death toll in DR Congo tops 200
"Balancing these demands, keeping illicit goods and people out of the country, and managing the influx of Central Americans seeking asylum (along with everything else we do) requires a careful balance of our resources and space", the statement said.
Central American migrants travel on a truck after hitching a ride in Tepotzotlan, Mexico, as they resume their journey north after leaving the temporary shelter in Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Many of them die in the attempt or are kidnapped by organised crime groups.
Recently, Daily Star Online reported thousands in the migrant caravan had refused offers of housing and jobs in Mexico, saying they wanted only America.More news: Westwood surges past Garcia, Oosthuizen to win in Sun City | AP sports