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Local groups make plans to aid asylum seekers arriving at border

FILE: Central American migrants, mostly Hondurans, moving in a caravan toward the United States, walk along the metal fence on the border between Mexicali in Mexico's Baja California State, and Calexico in California on Nov. 19, 2018.
FILE: Central American migrants, mostly Hondurans, moving in a caravan toward the United States, walk along the metal fence on the border between Mexicali in Mexico's Baja California State, and Calexico in California on Nov. 19, 2018.
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A federal judge this week blocked President Trump’s attempt to ban asylum seekers who show up between ports of entry and cross the border illegally.

This comes as a caravan of Central Americans waits in Tijuana to enter the United States. More Central Americans migrants are en route traveling through Mexico.

In the Los Angeles area, groups serving Central American immigrants are working with legal advocates to plan how to help any asylum seekers who eventually head this way.

Legal services may be hard to come by. Salvador Sanabria with the legal aid group El Recate, which works with Central American immigrants, said free and low-cost providers are maxed out.

Advocates are reaching out to attorneys who can volunteer their time, he said.