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In this Nov. 16, 2018 file photo, concertina wire lines the top of a wall at the San Ysidro port of entry in San Diego. The dividing line between the United States and Mexico at the edge of the Pacific Ocean is now more than just a towering metal wall that cuts through the sandy beach. Overnight, workers stacked up rows of coiled wire, hoping to discourage the Central American migrants gathering in Tijuana from crossing illegally. It marks one of numerous spots along the U.S.-Mexico border where soldiers and contractors have been installing different versions of sharp wire barriers. AP
A migrant, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, walks past the border fence between Mexico and the United States while on his way to a temporary shelter in Mexicali, Mexico November 18, 2018. Reuters
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers form a line along the southbound lanes of the San Ysidro port of entry Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in San Diego. Migrants approaching the U.S. border from Mexico were enveloped with tear gas Sunday after a few tried to breach the fence separating the two countries. AP
Maria Lila Meza Castro (C), a 39-year-old migrant woman from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, runs away from tear gas with her five-year-old twin daughters Saira Nalleli Mejia Meza (L) and Cheili Nalleli Mejia Meza (R) in front of the border wall between the U.S and Mexico, in Tijuana, Mexico November 25, 2018. Picture taken November 25, 2018. Reuters
Reuters staff photographer Kim Kyung-Hoon (L) works through a cloud of tear gas which was fired by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) after migrants, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America, attempted to illegally cross the border into the United States from Tijuana, Mexico November 25, 2018. Reuters
Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, return to Mexico after being hit by tear gas by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) after attempting to illegally cross the border wall into the United States in Tijuana, Mexico November 25, 2018. Reuters
A group of Central American migrants -mostly from Honduras- cross the almost dry riverbed of the Tijuana River in an attempt to get to El Chaparral port of entry, in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, near US-Mexico border on November 25, 2018. AFP
Central American migrants struggle with Mexican police forces as they reach the El Chaparral border crossing, in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on November 25, 2018. AFP
Central American migrants -mostly from Honduras- wanting to reach the United States in hope of a better life, gesture from a shelter in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, as helicopters of the US Customs and Border Protection helicopters overfly the US-Mexico border on November 24, 2018. AFP
A migrant, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, climbs the border fence between Mexico and the United States, in Tijuana, Mexico, November 18, 2018. Reuters
A man, part of the Central American caravan, sits inside a police wagon after being detained, according to the police, for smoking marijuana, in Tijuana, Mexico, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. AP
A migrant travelling with other Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- moving towards the United States in hopes of a better life, buys a cup of hot chocolate through the fence of a shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, on November 19, 2018. AFP
A newly erected barrier wall stands amid cars at the Mexico-U.S. border, as they wait in line to enter the U.S., as they leave Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. AP
Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- moving in a caravan towards the United States in hopes of a better life, walk along the metal fence on the border between Mexicali in Mexico's Baja California State, and Calexico, in California, US, on November 19, 2018. AFP
View of a section of the US-Mexico border fence as it ends -Mexico on the left side and the United States on the right - at El Nido de las Aguilas, eastern Tijuana, Baja California state on November 24, 2018. AFP
Paulino, a migrant man from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, gestures at the border fence between Mexico and the United States, in Tijuana, Mexico, November 18, 2018. Reuters
Children play at the beach near the border fence in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. While many in Tijuana are sympathetic to the plight of Central American migrants and trying to assist, some locals have shouted insults, hurled rocks and even thrown punches at the migrants. AP
A Mexican citizen climbs the border fence to take pictures of himself, in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. AP
Birds perch on a barrier separating Mexico and the United States, where the border meets the Pacific Ocean, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. AP
The moon rises behind a United States Border Patrol vehicle as it sits near one of the border walls separating Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in San Diego. AP
In this Nov. 16, 2018 file photo, concertina wire lines the top of a wall at the San Ysidro port of entry in San Diego. The dividing line between the United States and Mexico at the edge of the Pacific Ocean is now more than just a towering metal wall that cuts through the sandy beach. Overnight, workers stacked up rows of coiled wire, hoping to discourage the Central American migrants gathering in Tijuana from crossing illegally. It marks one of numerous spots along the U.S.-Mexico border where soldiers and contractors have been installing different versions of sharp wire barriers. AP
A migrant, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, walks past the border fence between Mexico and the United States while on his way to a temporary shelter in Mexicali, Mexico November 18, 2018. Reuters
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers form a line along the southbound lanes of the San Ysidro port of entry Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in San Diego. Migrants approaching the U.S. border from Mexico were enveloped with tear gas Sunday after a few tried to breach the fence separating the two countries. AP
Maria Lila Meza Castro (C), a 39-year-old migrant woman from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, runs away from tear gas with her five-year-old twin daughters Saira Nalleli Mejia Meza (L) and Cheili Nalleli Mejia Meza (R) in front of the border wall between the U.S and Mexico, in Tijuana, Mexico November 25, 2018. Picture taken November 25, 2018. Reuters
Reuters staff photographer Kim Kyung-Hoon (L) works through a cloud of tear gas which was fired by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) after migrants, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America, attempted to illegally cross the border into the United States from Tijuana, Mexico November 25, 2018. Reuters
Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, return to Mexico after being hit by tear gas by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) after attempting to illegally cross the border wall into the United States in Tijuana, Mexico November 25, 2018. Reuters
A group of Central American migrants -mostly from Honduras- cross the almost dry riverbed of the Tijuana River in an attempt to get to El Chaparral port of entry, in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, near US-Mexico border on November 25, 2018. AFP
Central American migrants struggle with Mexican police forces as they reach the El Chaparral border crossing, in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on November 25, 2018. AFP
Central American migrants -mostly from Honduras- wanting to reach the United States in hope of a better life, gesture from a shelter in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, as helicopters of the US Customs and Border Protection helicopters overfly the US-Mexico border on November 24, 2018. AFP
A migrant, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, climbs the border fence between Mexico and the United States, in Tijuana, Mexico, November 18, 2018. Reuters
A man, part of the Central American caravan, sits inside a police wagon after being detained, according to the police, for smoking marijuana, in Tijuana, Mexico, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. AP
A migrant travelling with other Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- moving towards the United States in hopes of a better life, buys a cup of hot chocolate through the fence of a shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, on November 19, 2018. AFP
A newly erected barrier wall stands amid cars at the Mexico-U.S. border, as they wait in line to enter the U.S., as they leave Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. AP
Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- moving in a caravan towards the United States in hopes of a better life, walk along the metal fence on the border between Mexicali in Mexico's Baja California State, and Calexico, in California, US, on November 19, 2018. AFP
View of a section of the US-Mexico border fence as it ends -Mexico on the left side and the United States on the right - at El Nido de las Aguilas, eastern Tijuana, Baja California state on November 24, 2018. AFP
Paulino, a migrant man from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, gestures at the border fence between Mexico and the United States, in Tijuana, Mexico, November 18, 2018. Reuters
Children play at the beach near the border fence in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. While many in Tijuana are sympathetic to the plight of Central American migrants and trying to assist, some locals have shouted insults, hurled rocks and even thrown punches at the migrants. AP
A Mexican citizen climbs the border fence to take pictures of himself, in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. AP
Birds perch on a barrier separating Mexico and the United States, where the border meets the Pacific Ocean, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. AP
The moon rises behind a United States Border Patrol vehicle as it sits near one of the border walls separating Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in San Diego. AP
Choi Won-suk wschoi@koreatimes.co.kr


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