Central American asylum seekers
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Members of Central American caravan wait for asylum appointments at the border

Central American asylum seekers

Night falls on a camp where nearly 200 Central American migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. gather on their third day near the El Chaparral port of entry in Tijuana.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Central American asylum seekers

Carlos Sandoval, 29, calls his wife in Honduras while he waits for an appointment for asylum at an encampment near the El Chaparral port of entry in Tijuana.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Central American asylum seekers

Sofia Mercedes, 7, of Honduras plays in the makeshift tent city that has popped up near the El Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Central American asylum seekers

Orfa Marin, 33, and boyfriend Plutarco Vasquez, 29, both of Honduras, are among the Central Americans seeking asylum at the El Chaparral port of entry in Tijuana.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Central American asylum seekers

Irma Rivera, 31, of Honduras weeps as she recalls her late husband at an encampment near the El Chaparral port of entry in Tijuana.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Central American asylum seekers

Carlos Manuel Rivera, 3, foreground, of Guatemala and Guillermo Rivas, 21, of El Salvador sit among the makeshift encampment near a U.S. port of entry in Tijuana.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Central American asylum seekers

Carlos Manuel Rivera, 3, of Guatemala is one of many children — several with single mothers — waiting for an appointment for asylum at the El Chaparral port of entry in Tijuana.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Central American asylum seekers

Sonia Guadalupe of El Salvador cheers along with other Central American migrants as they hear more people have been granted appointments for asylum at a border crossing in Tijuana.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Central American asylum seekers

Gustavo Guinak, 2, sleeps as his brother Wilson Guinak, 13, of Guatemala plays with a puzzle at the Tijuana encampment.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Central American asylum seekers

Brian Casares, 12, of Honduras is among those at the encampment in Tijuana.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Central American asylum seekers

Elda Martinez, 9, of El Salvador eats a slice of watermelon at an encampment near the El Chaparral port of entry in Tijuana.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Central American asylum seekers

Samuel Ramirez of Honduras rests at the encampment near the border in Tijuana.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
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