Most migrants have much more deeply-rooted reasons to leave everything behind and walk towards the unknown.
The US administration is set to appeal a ruling by a federal judge who blocked Trump's purge against asylum seekers from Central America, giving a glimmer of hope to the people waiting at the border.
The arrival of thousands of migrants from Central America in Tijuana has created a crisis. But it's also becoming an opportunity both for local companies and the migrants themselves.
A migrant caravan group continues its trek towards the Unites States border despite US President Donald Trump's suspension of asylum rights.
The migrants who passed through the Agua Caliente border set sights on the US, hoping to leave behind violence and poverty to start a new life.
US Customs and Border Protection said in a statement later that the gas was used to target rock throwers apart from the migrants who were trying to cross.
Thousands of migrants are seeking to apply for asylum in the United States at the border town. As their fate remains uncertain, some say they are willing to settle down in Mexico, while others are determined to move on.
Mexico's willingness to accept US asylum seekers is causing concern among officials in Mexican border cities who are already struggling to deal with thousands of Central American migrants.
The 6,000 migrants re-staying in a sports complex the Mexico city government first prepared for a third as many. Some are determined to wait while other already want to return home as conditions in the camp are worsening.
Mexico says it's not planning to accept US demands that it give asylum to caravan migrants, thousands of whom have arrived at the US-Mexican border in recent weeks.
Hundreds of Central American migrants who tried to force through a Mexican police blockade into the United States retreated to a nearby camp after US border agents pushed them back with tear gas and rubber bullets.
Migrants said they never expected the US Border Patrol to fire gas canisters at children and families, as the Mexican foreign ministry calling for an investigation.
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