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Migrants jump border fence in Tijuana to try to reach US

Border Patrol agents stand watch on the U.S. side of the U.S.-Mexico border fence

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.

Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday that agents arrested the woman November 26 after she entered the country illegally near Imperial Beach, California, across the border from Tijuana, Mexico.

A Honduran woman affiliated with a caravan of Central American migrants gave birth on US soil shortly after entering the country illegally amid growing frustration about a bottleneck to claim asylum at official border crossings.

"A significant number of people tried to illegally cross the border and many of them were detained in the United States".

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

Customs and Border Protection officials said that on the morning of December 3 security camera operators observed a group of six illegal aliens, including two small children, making their way over the border wall.

The new shelter is being run by federal authorities. Some are crossing illegally and avoiding the wait.

Thousands of migrants have been waiting for a chance to apply for asylum.

Thousands of migrants, mostly Hondurans, have joined caravans in recent weeks in an effort to speed across Mexico to request refuge in the United States. Agents said that the individual dropping the children from the Mexican side, who is also reportedly a family member, fled the scene, but was later apprehended as well.

"They previously were residing at the Benito Juarez Sports Complex near the San Ysidro U.S. -Mexico Port of Entry until this past weekend, when that camp was shut down over 'bad sanitary conditions'".

Juan Manuel Gastélum, the mayor of Tijuana, argued recently that the caravan organizer ought to face criminal charges.

As McAleenan told Fox News, numerous migrants were "lured" to the United States because they were promised entry because of weak laws - even though many of them do not qualify for amnesty.

Human rights groups have question the legality of the president's proclamation.

The shelter's inhabitants are required to keep the new shelter tidy, refraining from bringing in food and cleaning the bathrooms, migrants told UPI.

One reason he must act is that more than 30 percent of migrants are ill.