Migrants Breach the U.S. Border Fence in a Bid for Asylum

Migrants Breach the U.S. Border Fence in a Bid for Asylum

Migrants Breach the U.S. Border Fence in a Bid for Asylum

A new report has found that around 4,000 people have died making the journey through Mexico to the US border in the past four years.

The move came a week after hundreds of migrants rushed the U.S. border, prompting U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Border Patrol officers to fire tear gas and smoke grenades at the crowd, which included many women and children.

Mexican officials are shutting down a migrant shelter in Tijuana, and moving members of the caravan further away from the border.

About 800 migrants from Central American states have been detained while attempting to illegally cross the US-Mexican border, head of the Mexican National Migration Institute Tonatiuh Guillen Lopez said.

Earlier, Karen Mayeni, a 29-year-old Honduran, sized up the fence while clinging to her three children, aged six, 11 and 12. Once across, entire families raised their hands before border patrol agents arrived swiftly in white trucks. Another three managed to squeeze themselves through a narrow space in the fence.

Other sightseers were seen taking selfies after a visit to the beach alongside the US border wall in Playas de Tijuana.

A man walks amidst discarded belongings as most Central Americans leave a sports complex shelter that authorities were trying to close, in Tijuana, Mexico, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum said it is costing the city $25,000 per day to feed and house the 7,000 migrants now in the city. "We'll figure out what to do in a couple of days".

Border Patrol officials noted that one of the children suffered a facial injury during the fall. That rule was struck down last month by a federal judge.

As the situation in Tijuana, Mexico continues to deteriorate as thousands of illegal aliens wait to gain access to the United States, the crisis continues along many different sectors of the border.

He told Fox News that Tijuana can not continue providing support for the migrants, saying the city's resources have been depleted.

Plans for illegal crossings were curbed by the Trump administration's decision to send troops to protect the border and impose a new policy that requires every migrant seeking asylum to remain in Mexico, where their cases will be heard. "That's not fair. How do you think people from Tijuana feel towards those people who are making problems?"

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