Migrants rush border in Tijuana with no US-Mexico asylum deal in sight

Latin America

Migrants cross the river at the Mexico-U.S. border after pushing past a line of Mexican police at the Chaparral crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, as they try to reach the U.S. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Tensions at the U.S. border with Mexico have escalated, with some Central American migrants trying to breach the crossing between Tijuana and California. Observers say it’s a bid to pressure the U.S. to hear their asylum claims.

Mexican officials have denied reports of any immigration deal with Washington that would help asylum seekers. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock filed this report from Mexico City.