A Central American migrant lowers herself down from atop the border wall onto the U.S. side, after crossing in Playas of Tijuana, Mexico, late Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. By word of mouth, some migrants have realized they can simply cross into U.S. territory, largely uninhibited by Mexican authorities, and turn themselves into U.S. border patrol agents as a way to apply for asylum. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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