Border Patrol ride-along in its San Diego sector with writer John Burnett for NPR, San Diego, CA
A view of the U.S.-Mexico border fence as it winds through the rugged San Ysidro Mountains southeast of San Diego. The administration is calling for 5 more miles of new barrier in this area.
"Every night people come through this canyon," said Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Michael Scappechio. "If we put in a border barrier, we can utilize the [agent] manpower elsewhere."
A man works on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border fence near where the barrier section ends.
New warning signs positioned near the U.S.-Mexico border fence at Border Field State Park.
A section of the U.S.-Mexico border fence that was breached and where CBP officers had fired tear gas at a group of migrants including woman and children.
Construction work being done to replace 14 miles of old fencing with 18-foot-tall, state-of-the-art, steel bollard barrier at the current cost of $10.5 million a mile.
A section of the U.S.-Mexico border fence with numerous areas repaired after attempts by individuals to cut through the metal mesh.
A view of the U.S.-Mexico border at a section where the fence ends and is frequently traversed by migrants heading north into the U.S.
Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott stands near an old border monument at the base of the San Ysidro Mountains in southern San Diego County where current fencing ends.
Maria Caceres poses for a portrait with her son Javier, San Diego, CA
Portraits made for a story focused on two migrant parents and their children with special needs for The Guardian UK. Juan with his daughter Lesly and Maria with Javier, had fled horrific violence at home in Honduras only to endure a long, brutal road to Tijuana. With the help of the organization Guero Justiciero they were finally able to reach San Diego.
Maria Caceres's son Javier, plays with a remote control car donated anonymously to the Minority Humanitarian Foundation.
Juan Antonio shares a quite moment with his daughter Lesly after feeding her lunch.
Juan Antonio's daughter Lesly, rests in the bed she shares with her father at their hosts home.
Javier poses for a portrait.
Ride along with U.S. CBP Officers in McAllen, Texas for TIME Magazine
Agent J. Cavazos runs into an area of dense vegetation in search of a group of migrants whom had crossed the US/Mexico border illegally via the Rio Grand River.
A group of 43 migrants from Guatemala stand along a roadside before sunrise after being taken into custody by US Customs and Border Protection Officers. They had crossed from Mexico into the United States via the Rio Grand River and were seeking asylum.
Agent Quintanilla with a patrol dog, searches an area of dense vegetation for a group of migrants whom had crossed the US/Mexico border illegally via the Rio Grand River.
A group of 43 migrants from Guatemala are taken into custody by US Customs and Border Protection Officers.
CBP officers track a group of men before dawn after they had attempted to cross into the US undetected.
US Customs and Border Protection Officer H. Rivera scrambles through an area of dense vegetation in pursuit of a migrant group whom had attempted to cross into the US undetected.
US Customs and Border Protection Officer Alfardo approaches a group of migrants whom had crossed the US/Mexico border illegally. The group consisted of three men from China and one from Guatemala.
Children's clothing and other items dropped by migrants on a road that runs along the US/Mexico border.
Miriam Castillo whom was traveling with her 9 y/o cousin Solange Angelica Toruño from Nicaragua, speaks with US Customs and Border Protection Officer H. Rivera while waiting with a group of migrants whom had crossed the US/Mexico border via the Rio Grand River. Miriam along with other members of the group whom were seeking asylum were fleeing politically motivated violence in their home country.
Agent J. Cavazos escorted a group of migrants from Honduras and a human trafficking guide from Reynosa, out of an area of dense vegetation and toward a road where they were taken into custody.
A human trafficker returns back to the Mexican shoreline after having paddled two Nicaraguans across the river via an inflatable boat.
A father and son from Nicaragua hand themselves of to US CBP officers after crossing the Rio Grand River.
The Immigration Attorneys at Al Otro Lado and Views of Tijuana for The California Sunday Magazine, Mexico.
Immigration Attorney Nicole Ramos
Info about Al Otro Lado - We are a bi-national, direct legal services organization serving indigent deportees, migrants, and refugees in Tijuana, Mexico. The bulk of our services are immigration-related. However, the needs of the people we serve are diverse, so we also coordinate with attorneys and non-legal professionals in a range of areas such as family law, labor law, criminal law (particularly post-conviction relief), and employment law. We also assist families with aspects of reunification in Mexico when it has been determined by U.S. authorities that it is in the best interest of the child to live with his or her parent in Mexico. We work with non-custodial deported parents to ensure their rights as parents are protected in the United States family court system.
The US/Mexico Border Looking East, Tijuana.
Immigration Attorney Erika Pinheiro at the US/Mexico Border, Tijuana.
Immigration Attorney Nora Phillips at the Al Otro Lado Offices in Los Angeles, CA.
Children play along a ridge in Eastern Tijuana.