US Agents Fire Tear Gas as Migrants Breach Mexico-US Border During March

An arduous, weeks-long trek north for asylum-seekers from Honduras culminated Sunday into a tense confrontation between migrants and border patrol agents from the U.S. and Mexico.

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Migrants run from tear gas launched by U.S. border agents amid photojournalists covering stories at the Mexico-U.S. border, after a group of migrants got past Mexican police at the Chaparral crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and says that he has asked the United Nations for aid.
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A Honduran migrant lies on the riverbank as Mexican police move away from tear gas fired by U.S. border agents at the Mexico-U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018.
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Mexican police run as they try to keep migrants from getting past the Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, near San Ysidro, California.
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Migrants with U.S. and Honduran flags march to the Chaparral border in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in an effort to bring attention to the hundreds of people marooned in Tijuana waiting for asylum.
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A group of migrants gather at the Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. A march calling attention to asylum-seekers stuck in Tijuana culminated into a tense confrontation between migrants and authorities Sunday morning after several migrants tried to breach the border between Mexico and the United States.
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Central American migrants begin their morning trek as part of a thousands-strong caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, as they face the Pico de Orizaba volcano upon departure from Cordoba, Veracruz state, Mexico, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. A big group of Central Americans pushed on toward Mexico City from a coastal state Monday, planning to exit a part of the country that has long been treacherous for migrants seeking to get to the United States.
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A woman holding her baby hitches a ride on the fender of a tanker in Niltepec, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. The caravan of thousands of migrants is continuing its slow advance, setting off through Mexico's narrow, windy isthmus for the Oaxaca state city of Juchitan.
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Hundreds of migrants hitch a ride in a truck between Niltepec and Juchitan, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. The migrant caravan slowly advancing through southern Mexico is demanding that the Mexican government help its 4,000-some members reach Mexico City.
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A new group of Central American migrants wade in mass across the Suchiate River, that connects Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. The first group was able to cross the river on rafts — an option now blocked by Mexican Navy river and shore patrols.
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Members of a US-bound migrant caravan cross a bridge between the Mexican states of Chiapas and Oaxaca after federal police briefly blocked them outside the town of Arriaga, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Hundreds of Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields had blocked the caravan from advancing toward the United States, after several thousand of the migrants turned down the chance to apply for refugee status and obtain a Mexican offer of benefits.
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Central American migrants rest as a thousands-strong caravan slowly making its way toward the U.S. border stops for the night in Pijijiapan, Chiapas state, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. Little by little, sickness, fear, and police harassment are whittling down the migrant caravan making its way to the U.S. border, with many of the 4,000 to 5,000 migrants camped overnight in the southern town of Mapastepec complaining of exhaustion.
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Residents hand out water bottles to Central American migrants making their way to the U.S. in a large caravan, at the main plaza in Tapachula, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants hoping to reach the U.S. were deciding Monday whether to rest in this southern Mexico town or resume their arduous walk through Mexico as President Donald Trump rained more threats on their governments.
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A Central American migrant making their way to the U.S. in a large caravan carries his son after arriving in Tapachula, Mexico, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. The man said a truck driver gave them a free ride to the city. A growing caravan of Honduran migrants streamed through southern Mexico on Sunday heading toward the United States, after making an end-run around Mexican agents who briefly blocked them at the Guatemalan border.
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Migrants tired of waiting to cross into Mexico climb a border bridge fence to jump into the Suchiate River, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Some of the migrants traveling in a mass caravan towards the U.S.-Mexico border organized a rope brigade to ford its muddy waters.
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A boy cries as he is brought back down after an unsuccessful attempt to lift him over a border fence, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.
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Thousands of Honduran migrants rush across the border towards Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Migrants broke down the gates at the border crossing and began streaming toward a bridge into Mexico. After arriving at the tall, yellow metal fence some clambered atop it and on U.S.-donated military jeeps. Young men began violently tugging on the barrier and finally succeeded in tearing it down.
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Honduran migrants bound for the U.S. border climb into the bed of a truck in Zacapa, Guatemala, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.
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Hondurans march in a caravan of migrants moving toward the country's border with Guatemala in a desperate attempt to flee poverty and seek new lives in the United States, in Ocotepeque, Honduras, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The group grew to an estimated 1,600 people from an initial 160 who first gathered early Friday in a northern Honduras city. They plan to try to enter Guatemala on Monday.
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