Posted on December 5, 2018

Dozens of Migrants from Caravan Breach Border

Tal Axelrod, The Hill, December 4, 2018

Dozens of migrants waiting in the Mexican border city of Tijuana breached the U.S.-Mexico border Monday night as frustration mounts with their situation in Mexico, according to Reuters.

Reuters observed about two dozen migrants, including children, climb a 10-foot fence before dusk and illegally enter the U.S.

Many of those climbing the fence were quickly taken into custody by the U.S. Border Patrol, but some hoped that the successful entry into the U.S. would make it easier for them to file asylum claims.

Reuters said it saw roughly two dozen people climb a 10-foot fence in less than an hour. The report said some used a blanket as a rope to pull people over the fence.

While some migrants, after scaling the fence, sought to evade capture by border authorities, others turned themselves in, possibly hoping to file asylum cases.

Those seeking to evade capture would next have to navigate territory heavily guarded by U.S. Border Patrol agents to reach a second, larger barrier to enter into California.