Trump Defends Border Patrol's Use Of Tear Gas At The Southern Border

Trump Defends Border Patrol's Use Of Tear Gas At The Southern Border

Trump Defends Border Patrol's Use Of Tear Gas At The Southern Border

However, reports have emerged migrants using bottles and other missiles to attack agents. At least one man was wounded.

McAleenan said individuals breached the border fence to the east of San Ysidro and some went west and sought to enter through the Tijuana River channel.

But now, President Donald Trump is threatening to shut the border down permanently, and change America's asylum law.

Critics, including Latin American leaders, immigrant-rights advocates and congressional Democrats, have said use of tear gas is "un-American".

The Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest and author, decried the myths that have led Americans to turn their backs on migrants who have come to the border seeking asylum. "Are we in the United States yet?" some asked in desperate tones.

US border agents shot several rounds of tear gas after some migrants attempted to penetrate various points along the border and threw what appeared to be rocks at USA authorities.

Trump made similar threats in October ahead of the midterm elections, warning that an approaching "caravan" of migrants posed a risk to United States security and claiming without evidence that criminals were among the group.

"Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries".

"We never thought they were going to fire these bombs where there were children, because there were lots of children", said Meza, sitting in view of the rusted-steel USA border fence.

The data poses a challenge to the current anger over the Border Patrol's use of tear gas on Sunday to prevent a mob from busting through sections of old border fence in California. "Congress, fund the WALL!".

Tensions had been growing in Tijuana, and Trump said on Saturday the migrants would have to wait in Mexico until their individual asylum claims were resolved in the United States.

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Mexican police, some wielding shields, scattered migrants and protesters, many of whom rushed toward the US border.

According to the Desert Sun, "hundreds of Tijuana residents" descended on their city's center in a massive protest, begging the Mexican government to deport members of the migrant caravan camped out in Tijuana's streets.

Although Mexican police were stationed nearby, they were outnumbered and overwhelmed by the unexpected rush.

Several hundred made it over the first barrier, with video clips posted on Twitter showing crowds of people dashing across a shallow concrete riverbed toward the United States.

"We did not use kinetic force on any children". Mexico, following the confrontation, said it plans to deport up to 500 people who attempted to cross the U.S. -Mexico border.

San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott told CNN Monday morning that the 42 people, mostly men, were arrested Sunday on the USA side of the border.

She added: "I was scared, and I thought I was going to die with them because of the gas". "And on Thanksgiving weekend, you piece of s**t, a**hole, motherf***ing, evil-creature-person!"

But on Monday, the incident had left many migrants sullen, wondering whether the unrest had spoiled whatever possibilities they might have had for making asylum cases.

"I was scared, and I thought I was going to die with them because of the gas", said Meza. He said CBP does not have rubber bullets in its inventory on the border. He had two fresh round bruises in his abdomen.

The vast majority of people attempting to file an asylum claim are allowed to do so once they reach the USA, but often don't see a judge for several years while they wait to see a judge.

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