Migrants Climb Over Fence at Tijuana Border

Amy Tang
By Amy Tang
December 4, 2018Worldshare

Migrants in Tijuana are illegally entering the United States.

At least a dozen migrants climbed an approximately 10-foot fence and jumped over on Monday, Dec. 3, according to Reuters.

There were also people who were small enough to squeeze through the fence at the border.

Despite Border Patrol being close by with sirens and a helicopter patrolling overhead, more and more migrants crossed the border illegally, many of them bringing children.

Some migrants were encouraged by their companions and the sight of others who crossed before them.

It’s unclear what will happen to the migrants after they cross. Most of them walked to U.S. Border Patrol officials and handed themselves in.

Applying for asylum at a U.S. border can take months. Only 40 to 100 asylum applications can be made through the Chaparral gate in Tijuana due to restrictions set by officials.

However, if migrants enter illegally and hand themselves in to authorities, their cases may be solved faster.

There were some migrants who tried to run and avoid capture.

At least 6,000 migrants have traveled to the Mexican border city of Tijuana, which is situated south of San Diego on the U.S. side.

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