Scenes from the border crossing in Tijuana

U.S. border agents deployed tear gas against asylum-seekers on Sunday, November 25 in Tijuana at El Chaparrel border crossing. Many arrived in what has been called a “migrant caravan.” Thousands of migrants are seeking asylum at the border crossing and have taken up residence in an athletic facility nearby.

Migrants had gathered to peacefully protest the delay in processing asylum-seekers, which has been limited to 40 to 100 per day. Their right to seek asylum is protected by U.S. and International law.

Photographer Bruno Gallardo was with the group capturing the migrants’ daily lives in Tijuana as they wait to seek asylum. Here are his photos from that day.

An officer blocks migrants who want to enter El Chaparral pass in Tijuana, Mexico. (Photo by Bruno Gallardo)

 

Some migrants look through fence at the border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico. (Photo by Bruno Gallardo)

 

Migrants cover their faces after having breathed tear gas released by the United States police in the border between Mexico and the United States in Tijuana. (Photo by Bruno Gallardo)

 

A group of migrants waiting on train tracks at the border between Mexico and United States in Tijuana. (Photo by Bruno Gallardo)

 

Migrants cross the riverbank at the Mexico-U.S. border after pushing past a line of Mexican police at El Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico. (Photo by Bruno Gallardo)

 

Migrants walk up a riverbank at the Mexico-U.S. border in Tijuana. (Photo by Bruno Gallardo)

 

A group of migrants waiting by trains at the border between Mexico and United States. (Photo by Bruno Gallardo)

 

A mother and her son, who has a disability, hide under a train at the border crossing that joins Mexico and the United States. They went there after border agents released tear gas in Tijuana. (Photo by Bruno Gallardo)

 

Migrants returning to the city of Tijuana after attempting to cross the border between Mexico and the United States. (Photo by Bruno Gallardo)

 

Mexican police treat a migrant who is short of breath after U.S. border agents released tear gas at the border between Mexico and the United States in Tijuana. (Photo by Bruno Gallardo)

 

Joaquin Maldonado, a local therapist, volunteers to help migrants with neurological alignment, stress and pain, among other conditions, inside of the Benito Juárez sports unit in Tijuana. (Photo by Bruno Gallardo)

 

Regina Castellon, a Honduran woman, and her daughter rest at the border crossing between Mexico and the United States. (Photo by Bruno Gallardo)

 

 

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