U.S. Customs and Border Protection released surveillance video showing what looks to be two migrant children being handed over from the Mexico side of the wall into Arizona. He helped the adults over the fence and then was caught on camera dropping a two-year-old and a seven-year-old over the fence to the family below on the US side, Homeland Security said.
Central American migrants stuck on the threshold of the United States in Mexico breached the border fence on Monday, risking nearly certain detention by USA authorities but hoping the illegal entry will allow them to apply for asylum.
The family of six that illegally crossed the border into the United States includes three children, ages 2, 7, and 10, and is from Guatemala, according to CBP.
Melanie Hernandez, a migrant at the new shelter, said the desperate situation created by the rain has "improved the humanitarian response" offered by Mexican and USA non-governmental organizations, many of whom are offering clothes, medical care and some legal services.
Also Saturday, in one of his first acts in office, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador signed an agreement with his counterparts from three Central American countries to establish a development plan to stem the flow of migrants seeking asylum in the U.S.
The inhospitable conditions have increased the apparent frustration of thousands of the caravaners, some of whom arrived at this Mexican border city two weeks ago.
"We're just observing, waiting to see what happens", Mayeni said.
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Some migrants have said they hope to enter the United States legally on the basis of approved asylum claims, but others have said they intend to get across by any means necessary.
But about 90 minutes later, she and her children were seen on the USA side of the border, according to the report.
This is in large part because the caravan organizers promised them they could get into the USA and stay there as their asylum case was heard. "We'll figure out what to do in a couple of days".
Thousands of migrants have been waiting for a chance to apply for asylum.
USA officials have restricted applications through the Chaparral gate in Tijuana to between 40 and 100 per day. The U.S. says it can process up to 100 people a day at the Tijuana crossing, UPI reports.
Those that made it across the fence in Tijuana still had to scramble up a hill and contend with a more forbidding wall to reach California.
Some migrants, however, were reluctant to head to their new facility. Mexican authorities arrested and deported those they considered responsible for compromising the city's commitment to public order.