Wall debate obscures other struggles at the border

A migrant from Honduras looks from the border fence into the U.S. side before jumping to San Diego, Calif., from Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Discouraged by the long wait to apply for asylum through official ports of entry, many migrants from recent caravans are choosing to cross the U.S. border wall and hand themselves in to border patrol agents. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

SAN DIEGO — In Washington, it’s all about the wall. At the border, it’s only part of the story.