The goal of making it across the border is looking bleak for the migrants, as the reality of the lengthy wait to apply for asylum through official ports of entry is beginning to set in.
Despite the hardships, one Honduran couple were pictured sharing a passionate kiss in between the tents of their shelter on Christmas Eve.
Photos display how some Central Americans of the migrants caravan are spending the holidays in the border town of Tijuana, Mexico
Among the tents of their shelter, two Honduran migrants play with a gadget on Christmas Eve
An Honduran migrant is seen scaling the US border fence to jump inside the United States to San Diego, from Tijuana, Mexico
Two migrants were pictured playing with gadgets outside of their tents, while one Honduran migrant was seen scaling the US border fence to enter San Diego from Tijuana on Christmas Eve.
Another Honduran migrant got his hair cut on Monday inside the empty warehouse- turned-shelters in downtown Tijuana.
Meanwhile, US Border Patrol Officers were pictured on their guard and ready to detain anyone willing to cross illegally.
Many from the recent caravans are now choosing to cross the US border and hand themselves in to border patrol agents.
A group of Honduran asylum seekers were pictured on Christmas Eve being taken into custody by patrol agents after they crossed the border wall into San Diego.
The Christmas Holiday comes on the heels of recent controversy which saw activist group Pueblo Sin Fronteras (Village Without Borders) under fire for encouraging thousands of Central Americans to risk their lives to join the caravan.
A Honduran migrant gets his hair cut inside an empty warehouse that opened its doors to migrants in downtown Tijuana
Honduran asylum seekers are taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents after the group crossed the U.S. border wall into San Diego
A man climbs up a section of a US-Mexico border wall in Tijuana, Mexico on Christmas Eve
In October, the caravan was faced with a choice; continue to the U.S. southern border or stop and put down roots in Mexico, where the government offered to let them stay.
Pueblo Sin Fronteras, a group of 40 Mexican and US activists escorting the caravan, warned the migrants that the offer might be too good to be true and called a voice vote on whether to continue.
‘Let’s keep going!’ the crowd yelled amid applause.
Now thousands are now stuck in the border town of Tijuana, where they are likely to be camped for months or longer with no easy way to get into the United States, creating what is fast becoming a humanitarian crisis in this overwhelmed city.
Border patrol officers stand at the beach on the U.S. side of the fence between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, December 24, 2018