A second taller fence past a hill kept them from reaching California, creating an area heavily guarded by border patrols.
Also Saturday, in one of his first acts in office, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador signed an agreement with his counterparts from three Central American countries to establish a development plan to stem the flow of migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. They're well organized and brought to the border by a group and we told they would be able to cross easily into the U.S.to present an asylum claim.
The Trump administration's fierce crackdown on the "migrant caravan" has caused the 6,000-strong group to stall in Tijuana, Mexico; with many choosing to return home rather than wait months for their asylum claims to be processed by American authorities.
The city government of Tijuana announced Saturday that it has closed down a migrant shelter at a sports complex close to the USA border that once held about 6,000 Central Americans who hope to get into the U.S.
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. Another three managed to squeeze themselves through a narrow space in the fence.
Frustrated and exhausted after weeks of uncertainty, many migrants have become desperate since getting stuck in squalid camps in the Mexican border city of Tijuana.
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"We're just observing, waiting to see what happens", Mayeni said.
Some migrants have said they hope to enter the United States legally on the basis of approved asylum claims, but others have said they intend to get across by any means necessary. "We'll figure out what to do in a couple of days".
Ninety minutes later, she and her family were over the fence. They hope to still get asylum in the U.S., due to to a court challenge to President Donald Trump's new policy.
One child suffered a facial injury. The ages of the two children who were dropped were unclear.
Applying for asylum at a USA land border can take months, so if migrants enter illegally and present themselves to authorities, their cases could be heard more quickly.
"We've got criminal organizations profiting off of vulnerable families charging 5,000 to 7,000 per person", said McAleenan.