Mexican city shuts down migrant shelter near USA border

Some Americans are avoiding going to Mexico for medical trips or vacations because they fear getting stranded if the border closes

McAleenan said that migrants are also illegally crossing the border in Yuma, Arizona, where video shows parents literally dropping their children over the fence. He helped the adults over the fence and then was caught on camera dropping a two-year-old and a seven-year-old over the fence to the family below on the USA side, Homeland Security said.

Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, are seen in San Diego County, U.S., after crossing illegally from Mexico to the U.S.by jumping a border fence, photographed through the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, December 3, 2018.

Six people were taken into custody, including three children ages 2, 7 and 10.

A border camera captured images of a family of six illegal immigrants surmounting the wall in Arizona, with the aid of another man.

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.

"We're just observing, waiting to see what happens", Mayeni said.

Tourists have been spotted posing for pictures along the Mexican border with the United States as thousands of migrants try desperately to pour across the wall.

Ninety minutes later, she and her family were over the fence.

As the migrants wait, some 1,700 from the caravan have been moved to a stronger shelter in Tijuana, after rains ruined makeshift tents, soaked blankets, soiled personal possessions and turned the sports stadium where they had been camped into a health risk.

Media captionWhy are there so many people at U.S. border? Migrants may have to wait months before their asylum claims are heard, and some have opted to turn and go back home rather than wait in a hostile environment in Mexico.

The Pentagon said U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had approved a request to extend the deployment of troops to the U.S. border with Mexico till the end of January.

One child and his mother got over the fence and ran up the hill behind.

An AP video journalist also witnessed more than two dozen migrants scale a fence between Mexico and the US on Monday evening. Mexican authorities arrested and deported those they considered responsible for compromising the city's commitment to public order.

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