Migrants seeking asylum will be tracked with ankle monitors

MISSION VALLEY (KUSI)- Thousands of migrants arrived in Tijuana ahead of the expiration of Title 42, with hopes of seeking asylum in the United States.

Once Title 42 expired, United States Border Patrol officials began transporting the migrants to processing centers in the United States. Many of the migrants who entered the United States from Tijuana were transported to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mission Valley.

The migrants are given shelter at the Crowne Plaza hotel, as they start to undergo processing for their asylum claims.

Immigration Attorney, Saman Nasseri joined KUSI’s Kacey McKinnon on Good Morning San Diego to explain why the process is going so slow, and what exactly they are doing inside the fences of the Crowne Plaza hotel.

Nasseri said the migrants who are seeking asylum with family members will be given ankle monitors so authorities can track them while they await their court date, which could be years from now.

For the migrants with court dates four or five years away, Nasseri said they will just be hanging out in the community.




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