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Tired of waiting for asylum, migrants cross border fence

A migrant looks at a hole under the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, December 7, 2018. Since mid-October, thousands of Central Americans, mostly from Honduras, have traveled north through Mexico towards the United States in a caravan, some walking much of the long trek. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A migrant looks at a hole under the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, December 7, 2018. Since mid-October, thousands of Central Americans, mostly from Honduras, have traveled north through Mexico towards the United States in a caravan, some walking...more

A migrant looks at a hole under the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, December 7, 2018. Since mid-October, thousands of Central Americans, mostly from Honduras, have traveled north through Mexico towards the United States in a caravan, some walking much of the long trek. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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A migrant wearing a hat with the colors of the American flag walks away after seeing U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials standing next to the border wall, as he attempted to cross from Mexico to the U.S., as seen from Tijuana, Mexico, December 9, 2018.  REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A migrant wearing a hat with the colors of the American flag walks away after seeing U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials standing next to the border wall, as he attempted to cross from Mexico to the U.S., as seen from Tijuana, Mexico,...more

A migrant wearing a hat with the colors of the American flag walks away after seeing U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials standing next to the border wall, as he attempted to cross from Mexico to the U.S., as seen from Tijuana, Mexico, December 9, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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A migrant from Honduras tries to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S, in Tijuana, Mexico, December 9, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A migrant from Honduras tries to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S, in Tijuana, Mexico, December 9, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A migrant from Honduras tries to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S, in Tijuana, Mexico, December 9, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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People paint the border wall between Mexico and U.S. in Tijuana, Mexico, December 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

People paint the border wall between Mexico and U.S. in Tijuana, Mexico, December 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

People paint the border wall between Mexico and U.S. in Tijuana, Mexico, December 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Migrants from Honduras run as they attempt to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 9, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Migrants from Honduras run as they attempt to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 9, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Migrants from Honduras run as they attempt to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 9, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Migrants from Honduras try to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S, in Tijuana, Mexico, December 9, 2018.  REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Migrants from Honduras try to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S, in Tijuana, Mexico, December 9, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Migrants from Honduras try to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S, in Tijuana, Mexico, December 9, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Migrants from Honduras stand next to the border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S, in Tijuana, Mexico, December 9, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Migrants from Honduras stand next to the border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S, in Tijuana, Mexico, December 9, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Migrants from Honduras stand next to the border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S, in Tijuana, Mexico, December 9, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials detain a migrant woman and children, after they crossed illegally with other migrants from Mexico to the U.S, at International Friendship Park, in San Diego, December 9, 2018. Picture taken from Tijuana, Mexico. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials detain a migrant woman and children, after they crossed illegally with other migrants from Mexico to the U.S, at International Friendship Park, in San Diego, December 9, 2018. Picture taken from...more

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials detain a migrant woman and children, after they crossed illegally with other migrants from Mexico to the U.S, at International Friendship Park, in San Diego, December 9, 2018. Picture taken from Tijuana, Mexico. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Andrea Nicole Arita, 10, from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, crawls through a hole under a border wall to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S in Tijuana, Mexico, December 4, 2018.  REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Andrea Nicole Arita, 10, from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, crawls through a hole under a border wall to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S in Tijuana, Mexico, December 4, 2018. ...more

Andrea Nicole Arita, 10, from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, crawls through a hole under a border wall to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S in Tijuana, Mexico, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Tony Mauricio Arita, 33 and his daughter Andrea Nicole, 10, climb a hill after crawling through a hole under a border wall to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S, photographed through the border wall from Tijuana, Mexico, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Tony Mauricio Arita, 33 and his daughter Andrea Nicole, 10, climb a hill after crawling through a hole under a border wall to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S, photographed through the border wall from Tijuana, Mexico, December 4, 2018....more

Tony Mauricio Arita, 33 and his daughter Andrea Nicole, 10, climb a hill after crawling through a hole under a border wall to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S, photographed through the border wall from Tijuana, Mexico, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Tony Mauricio Arita, 33 and his daughter Andrea Nicole, 10,  surrender to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials, after crawling through a hole under a border wall to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S, photographed through the border wall from Tijuana, Mexico, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Tony Mauricio Arita, 33 and his daughter Andrea Nicole, 10, surrender to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials, after crawling through a hole under a border wall to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S, photographed through the...more

Tony Mauricio Arita, 33 and his daughter Andrea Nicole, 10, surrender to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials, after crawling through a hole under a border wall to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S, photographed through the border wall from Tijuana, Mexico, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Migrants from Honduras walk towards U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials (not pictured) in San Diego County, after crossing illegally from Mexico to the U.S. by jumping a border fence, photographed through the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. 

REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Migrants from Honduras walk towards U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials (not pictured) in San Diego County, after crossing illegally from Mexico to the U.S. by jumping a border fence, photographed through the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico,...more

Migrants from Honduras walk towards U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials (not pictured) in San Diego County, after crossing illegally from Mexico to the U.S. by jumping a border fence, photographed through the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A migrant girl from Honduras tries to look through the border wall as a group of migrants try to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. 
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A migrant girl from Honduras tries to look through the border wall as a group of migrants try to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A migrant girl from Honduras tries to look through the border wall as a group of migrants try to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Migrants climb a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 3, 2018. 

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Migrants climb a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Migrants climb a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Migrants walk next to a border wall before trying to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 3, 2018. 
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Migrants walk next to a border wall before trying to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Migrants walk next to a border wall before trying to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Migrants from Honduras put their hands in the air as they surrender to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection official in San Diego County, after crossing illegally from Mexico to the U.S. by jumping a border fence, photographed from Tijuana, Mexico, December 3, 2018. 

REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Migrants from Honduras put their hands in the air as they surrender to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection official in San Diego County, after crossing illegally from Mexico to the U.S. by jumping a border fence, photographed from Tijuana, Mexico,...more

Migrants from Honduras put their hands in the air as they surrender to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection official in San Diego County, after crossing illegally from Mexico to the U.S. by jumping a border fence, photographed from Tijuana, Mexico, December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Migrants stand next to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection official in San Diego County, after crossing illegally from Mexico to the U.S. by jumping a border fence, photographed from Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. 
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Migrants stand next to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection official in San Diego County, after crossing illegally from Mexico to the U.S. by jumping a border fence, photographed from Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Migrants stand next to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection official in San Diego County, after crossing illegally from Mexico to the U.S. by jumping a border fence, photographed from Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A migrant girl walks next to the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. 
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A migrant girl walks next to the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A migrant girl walks next to the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Migrants from Honduras react after failing to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. 

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Migrants from Honduras react after failing to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Migrants from Honduras react after failing to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A boy cries as migrants try to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. 
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A boy cries as migrants try to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A boy cries as migrants try to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Migrants climb a border fence as they try to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S, in Tijuana, Mexico, December 3, 2018. 

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Migrants climb a border fence as they try to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S, in Tijuana, Mexico, December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Migrants climb a border fence as they try to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S, in Tijuana, Mexico, December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Migrants from Honduras try to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. 

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Migrants from Honduras try to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Migrants from Honduras try to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A U.S. Customs and Border Protection vehicle is seen next to a border wall in San Diego County, photographed from Tijuana, Mexico, December 3, 2018.

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A U.S. Customs and Border Protection vehicle is seen next to a border wall in San Diego County, photographed from Tijuana, Mexico, December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection vehicle is seen next to a border wall in San Diego County, photographed from Tijuana, Mexico, December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A migrant tries to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A migrant tries to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A migrant tries to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials patrol next to part of the border wall in San Diego County, photographed from Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials patrol next to part of the border wall in San Diego County, photographed from Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials patrol next to part of the border wall in San Diego County, photographed from Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A migrant from Honduras carries a girl as a group of migrants try to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A migrant from Honduras carries a girl as a group of migrants try to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A migrant from Honduras carries a girl as a group of migrants try to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Migrants walk towards U.S. Customs and Border Protection vehicles in San Diego County, after crossing illegally from Mexico to the U.S. by jumping a border fence, photographed through the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Migrants walk towards U.S. Customs and Border Protection vehicles in San Diego County, after crossing illegally from Mexico to the U.S. by jumping a border fence, photographed through the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018....more

Migrants walk towards U.S. Customs and Border Protection vehicles in San Diego County, after crossing illegally from Mexico to the U.S. by jumping a border fence, photographed through the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Migrants are detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in San Diego County, after crossing illegally from Mexico to the U.S. by jumping a border fence, photographed from Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Migrants are detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in San Diego County, after crossing illegally from Mexico to the U.S. by jumping a border fence, photographed from Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Migrants are detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in San Diego County, after crossing illegally from Mexico to the U.S. by jumping a border fence, photographed from Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials gather at the edge of the border wall with Mexico in San Diego County, California as photographed from the outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials gather at the edge of the border wall with Mexico in San Diego County, California as photographed from the outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials gather at the edge of the border wall with Mexico in San Diego County, California as photographed from the outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Migrants look at U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in San Diego County, after crossing illegally from Mexico to the U.S. by jumping a border fence, photographed through the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Migrants look at U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in San Diego County, after crossing illegally from Mexico to the U.S. by jumping a border fence, photographed through the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis...more

Migrants look at U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in San Diego County, after crossing illegally from Mexico to the U.S. by jumping a border fence, photographed through the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Jessica, a migrant woman from Guatemala, is silhouetted amid the border wall with her sons Francisco, 5, and Jorge, 9, after illegally crossing into San Diego County, California from the outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico, December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Jessica, a migrant woman from Guatemala, is silhouetted amid the border wall with her sons Francisco, 5, and Jorge, 9, after illegally crossing into San Diego County, California from the outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico, December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Adrees...more

Jessica, a migrant woman from Guatemala, is silhouetted amid the border wall with her sons Francisco, 5, and Jorge, 9, after illegally crossing into San Diego County, California from the outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico, December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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A migrant looks at a hole under the border wall as he tries to cross from Mexico to the U.S in Tijuana, Mexico, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A migrant looks at a hole under the border wall as he tries to cross from Mexico to the U.S in Tijuana, Mexico, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A migrant looks at a hole under the border wall as he tries to cross from Mexico to the U.S in Tijuana, Mexico, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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