According to Wikipedia, the U.S. has been legally obligated to take a certain number of asylum seekers every year. That law has been on the books since 1951.
Recall that the Caravan is an annual event, and because of pushback from President Trump, the number of people seeking entry into the States is significantly lower than in past years.
The fact that these so-called asylum seekers are safe in Mexico, but did NOT apply for asylum in that country exposes the propaganda agenda that the caravan espouses. These marginally intelligent mestizos don’t want asylum–they want to take over America.
TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) – U.S. immigration officials began processing a trickle of asylum applications on Tuesday from a caravan of Central American migrants camped at the U.S.-Mexico border, despite criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump of their attempt to enter the country.