At the western-most edge of the border fence in Calexico, CA., Mexican youths slip through the metal fence to cool off in the All-American Canal, technically the U.S.
Hundreds of protesters formed a human chain across northbound lanes in Tijuana at the San Ysidro border crossing to stop fellow Mexicans from going to work or shopping in the U.S. to demonstrate America's dependence on the Mexican labor force.
Along the border in Jacumba, Vigilante Brit Craig, a Vietnam veteran, secures barbed wire around his camp "in case any migrants sneak up on me and try to slit my throat while I'm sleeping." he said.
Death in the Desert
The imprint of a body is all that's left of an unidentified migrant who was discovered in the Davies Canyon area of the desert south of Ocotillo by a helicopter patrol. Imperial County coroner Henry Proo and three Border Patrol agents carry the woman to a waiting van. She wore a wedding ring.
After spending Friday night in Tijuana, Michael Paulson reluctantly drives out of the garage and comes back to lock the gate and kiss his wife Emma Sanchez goodbye through the gate before heading to work as an auto mechanic in Vista. Their three sons stayed in Tijuana through the weekend to be with their mother.
Door of Hope
Border Patrol agents stand by at the Door of Hope as Gabriela Esparza, left, and son Leonel Martinez Esparza, fall into the arms of family members Maria del Carmen Flores, with her infant, and Susanna Carmen Esparza Flores, from the Tijuana side of the wall. The gate is opened once a year on the Day of the Child, in Friendship Park by the Pacific Ocean.