Photo Series: JACC Convention “Reporting on the Border” Panel Archival Photographs

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An asylum seeker attempts to make it to the US/MX border in order to begin processing for asylum. Mexican federal police attempt to stop this effort by the crowd behind him. 11/25/18
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Asylum seekers cross the Tijuana river using a metal ramp. 11/25/18
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Asylum seekers swing the gate open that Mexican federal police were trying to use to detain them. Above, the walkway into the US holds onlookers and border crossers. 11/25/18
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CBP Special Response Team during the border shutdown on November 25, 2018.
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Mexican federal police form a barricade to prevent more asylum seekers from reaching the US/MX border. People arriving at the US border have the right to request asylum without being criminalized, turned back, or separated from their children, according to the United Nations. This does not prevent the Mexican state from stopping people from reaching the US border. 11/25/18
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After searching for a different way to enter the US away from the San Ysidro port of entry, asylum seekers were turned away using rubber bullets shot into Mexico by CBP. They make their way back in Tijuana as a US military helicopter flies overhead. 11/25/18
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Teargas on the Tijuana river bank. 11/25/18
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A portion of the border wall as seen from Tijuana. The art reads, “What about the Mexican dream?” 2/23/19
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Border patrol as seen through the border wall in Playas de Tijuana. 2/23/19