The Chinese tourists also posed for pictures next to the Tijuana border wall with San Diego in California as workers kept a door open while it was being repaired.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said that the San Diego sector has experienced a "slight uptick" in families entering the U.S. illegally and turning themselves in to agents since the caravan of Central American migrants arrived in Tijuana two weeks ago.
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 3 (UPI) - Thousands of migrants from the Central American caravan in Tijuana, Mexico, have put their names on a waitlist for a preliminary political asylum interview with USA authorities - a wait that could be many months.
They were seen on the USA side of the border 90 minutes later.
Members of the Central American migrant caravan sit next to the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, 05 December 2018.
The new shelter is being run by federal authorities.
This problem, according to McAleenan, stems from weak immigration laws in the US leading migrant families to believe that they cross the border when they don't have valid asylum claims. By Saturday afternoon, most of the thousands of migrants who had been camped out at the sports complex had agreed to move to the new, more distant shelter.More news: SpaceX launches biggest U.S. 'rideshare' mission with 64 satellites
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Thousands of migrants, mostly Hondurans, have joined caravans in recent weeks in an effort to speed across Mexico to request refuge at the USA border. Mexican authorities arrested and deported those they considered responsible for compromising the city's commitment to public order.
Margarita Lopez, a migrant from Honduras, said she would definitely jump the fence to the USA if she got the chance.
"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'".
He pointed out that now, some 2,500 migrants remain in a migration camp near the Mexican-US border, not far from the city of Tijuana.
And, as one news report noted, the migrants are watching to see what we do: fold, or remain strong and keep them out.
Human rights groups have question the legality of the president's proclamation. Dozens of migrants interviewed by The Associated Press have said they are fleeing poverty and violence back home.
One reason he must act is that more than 30 percent of migrants are ill.