Pictures of the Year: Caravans: the new face of migration
Family units from Central America await their turn on the Mexico side of Rio Grande river as Eliani Valentin, a five-month-old girl from Honduras, is held by a man after a group used a raft to illegally cross into the U.S. from Mexico in Granjeno, Texas, October 5, 2018. Reuters photographer Adrees Latif: "After covering immigration for months in the Rio Grande Valley, I was finally able to pinpoint locations where family units were crossing the Rio Grande river into the U.S. illegally from Mexico. On this particular day, I witnessed migrants using a raft to cross the river as others waited on the Mexican side for their turn. When this group started to exit the raft, I was stunned to see a five month old baby, as her mother holding a bottle of milk, came ashore. The group, who were seeking asylum, were soon apprehended and taken into custody." REUTERS/Adrees Latif SEARCH "IMMIGRATION POY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "REUTERS POY" FOR ALL BEST OF 2018 PACKAGES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.