First Place - 2019 News Picture Story (Excerpt)
Migrants from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, try to jump a border fence to cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S, in Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2018. The faces of migrants whose trek from Central America to the United States has transfixed the continent. As they drew closer to the U.S. border with Mexico, the thousands of mostly Honduran migrants became a symbol of U.S. President Donald Trump's tough policies on immigration.
The journey, made partly on foot, is punishing. And for those who reach the Mexican border city of Tijuana, the way forward is uncertain. U.S. officials have implemented a system of "metering," which limits how many can seek asylum in Tijuana.
Some migrants scramble over the border to avoid a months-long wait, handing themselves in to authorities in the hope they will be released.
Alkis Konstantinidis / Reuters