First members of Central American migrant 'caravan' enter U.S. seeking asylum

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - The first eight members of a "caravan" of Central American migrants entered U.S. territory to seek asylum on Monday, after a month-long journey through Mexico that drew the wrath of President Donald Trump.

The eight women and children walked through a door into the San Ysidro port of entry on the bidding of a customs and border patrol officer, a Reuters witness said, hours after Vice President Mike Pence promised they would be processed in line with U.S. law.

About three quarters of claims by Central American asylum seekers are ultimately unsuccessful, resulting in detention and deportation.

(Reporting by Delphine Schrank; Writing by Frank Jack Daniel; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)