Migrants stand near the border wall after crossing the Rio Bravo river with the intention of turning themselves in to the U.S. Border Patrol agents, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Reuters/ Jose Luis Gonzalez
Migrants, mostly from Venezuela, try to cross a barrier, as they take part in a protest at the Paso del Norte international bridge to request asylum in the United States, seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Reuters/ Jose Luis Gonzalez
Migrants, mostly Venezuelans, participate in a caravan, with the intention of turning in themselves to U.S. Border Patrol agents, on the banks of the Rio Bravo river in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Reuters/ Jose Luis Gonzalez
George, 5, a migrant boy from Venezuela who is traveling with his family to seek asylum in the United States, plays with a Captain America doll along the border between Mexico and the United States in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, Dec. 27, 2022. In the background members of the Texas National Guard were positioned on the banks of the Rio Grande to reinforce border security and inhibit migrants from crossing into the U.S. CNS photo/Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters
Asylum-seeking migrants stand near the border wall after crossing the Rio Bravo river to turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents to request asylum in El Paso, Texas, U.S., as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, December 11. Reuters/ Jose Luis Gonzalez
A migrant girl observes a riot police officer behind a police cordon during a protest to demand free transit through the country outside the office of the National Migration Institute (INM) in Tapachula, Mexico. Reuters/ Jacob Garcia
A woman reacts while holding a hammer during a protest in support of Victoria Salazar, a Salvadoran woman who died after a Mexican female police officer was seen in a video kneeling on her back, in Mexico City, Mexico, April 2, 202. Reuters/ Raquel Cunha.
A migrant looks at a National Guard member as she and others queue to get on buses after accepting an offer from the Mexican government to obtain humanitarian visas to transit the Mexican territory, in Tapachula, Mexico November 25, 2021. Reuters/ Jose Luis Gonzalez
A migrant bathes in a river before continuing the journey walking in a caravan of migrants from Central America and Haiti heading Mexico City to apply for asylum and refugee status, in Huixtla, Mexico. Reuters/ Daniel Becerril
A migrant woman carries her baby as members of the National Guard block the street during an operation to dissolve a caravan of migrants and asylum seekers from Central America and the Caribbean as they try to make their way to the U.S., in Huixtla, Chiapas, Mexico. Reuters/ Jose Torres.
As roughly 4,500 children wait in Border Patrol facilities unequipped for long-term detention, with some sleeping on floors, the U.S. has rushed to open holding sites across the country and release children more quickly.