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Military Troops At San Luis Border, Asylum Seekers Moved Back In Line

Military troops were at the San Luis Port of Entry south of Yuma on Monday as migrants seeking asylum continued to wait in line.

Troops were seen unloading razor wire Monday. The port was temporarily closed just before 3 p.m. and reopened minutes later after a barricade was installed, a city spokeswoman confirmed.

In San Luis Rio Colorado, migrants seeking asylum have been moved back in line and separated from people crossing daily. They were previously located along a fence under a sun cover but have been moved back one street block and are now exposed to the elements.

On Monday, there were more single men waiting in line than in recent weeks, along with women and children.

The Tucson Field Office of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a release Saturday saying that they are monitoring the Central American migrant caravan as it nears the U.S.-Mexico border and recommends that businesses near the border be prepared in case of disruption to commercial operations at Arizona ports of entry.

This comes as some members of the caravan have arrived in Tijuana, Mexico south of San Diego where they were met by Mexican protestors.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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