Honduran caravan migrants pass children over a barbed wire fence at the Mexican border in a desperate bid to cross into the US
- Family with young children have been pictured scaling the fence in Tijuana and crossing into the US illegally
- A little boy in a red puffer was hoisted above his father’s head and passed over the dangerous divide
- The family are among thousands of Central Americans in temporary caravans trying to gain asylum in the US
A family of Honduran caravan migrants have been pictured passing their children over barbed wire fences along the Mexican border in a desperate bid to cross into the US.
A little boy, wrapped in a red puffer jacket, was hoisted above his father’s head and handed to his mother before being lowered to another member on the ground below during the dangerous maneuver.
After successfully clearing the fence and entering American soil, the family then made a run for it. It’s not known if they made it to the US or not.
A family of Honduran migrants pass their son over a rusty fence separating Mexico from the US
The father hoists the boy above his head while the mother waits on the other side to be handed him
The child, wrapped up in a red puffer, is lowered to another family member on the ground
Last but not least: The father then climbs the fence and follows his family who’ve all made it over safely
The family make a run for the US after succesfully clearing the fence and crossing into American soil
The family are among thousands of Central American migrants dug in at temporary lodgings in the border town of Tijuana.
They’ve become discouraged by the long wait to apply for asylum through official ports of entry into the US.
Many have taken to crossing the border wall illegally and handing themselves over to border patrol agents.
Thousands of Central American migrants have spent weeks traveling north through Mexico in caravans, walking and hitching rides when possible, only for many to give up hope and turn back when they met resistance at the U.S. border.
Others have hopped the border fence, often directly into the hands of immigration authorities on the U.S. side, while still others dug in at temporary lodgings in Tijuana for the long process of seeking asylum from a reluctant U.S. government.
Of 6,000 who arrived in Tijuana in the caravans last month, 1,000 have scrambled over border fences and most of those were detained.
Females in the family scope out a section of the fence that isn’t covered in barbed wire
After finding the spot, the family start to climb the fence one-by-one, with a man going first
He balances on the fence and helps a little girl climb over in the border town of Tijuana
A further 1,000 have accepted voluntary deportation, while others are living on the street outside the municipal sports center where they first arrived, or in smaller shelters.
U.S. President Donald Trump has sought to make it harder to get asylum, but a federal court last month placed a temporary restraining order on his policy that only permitted asylum claims made at official ports of entry.
It comes as the U.S government goes into the third week of a partial shutdown with Republicans and Democrats at odds on agreeing with President Donald Trump’s demands for more money to build a wall along the border.