Border Patrol: 42 arrested for illegally crossing US-Mexico border

The United States closed its busiest border crossing with Mexico on Sunday after Mexican police broke up a protest of Central American migrants massed in Tijuana, scattering some demonstrators toward the border where US officers hurled tear gas from the American side.

Beto O'Rourke is speaking out against violence against migrants at the U.S. -Mexico border, urging the White House to "follow our own laws" and give asylum seekers the opportunity to petition for sanctuary, not lock them in cages or tear-gas them.

"If for any reason it becomes necessary, we will CLOSE our Southern Border."

Chief Patrol Agent of the Border Patrol's San Diego Sector explained on CNN that the officers at the border emitted tear gas because they were threatened by people entering illegally.

Large groups of migrants have tried crossing the border before, with a group of more than 100 clashing with Border Patrol agents in November 2013.

Throughout the day, U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopters flew overhead, while U.S. agents on foot watched beyond the wire fence in California.

That frustration bubbled over yesterday as a protest march by migrants turned into a chaotic scene, with people trying to breach the border fencing and United States authorities using tear gas to repel them.

Mexico after being hit by tear gas by U.S. Customs and Border Protection after attempting to illegally cross the border wall into the United States in Tijuana Mexico Nov.25 2018
Adrees Latif Reuters

Tensions on the border had been rising in recent days, with thousands of migrants camped out in a sports stadium in Tijuana and hundreds periodically gathering near the main border crossing.

As crowds amassed at San Ysidro, around 500 migrants overwhelmed federal and local Mexican police blockades and rushed toward the border, said freelance reporter Alfredo Alvarez, who is in the crowd. "Congress, fund the WALL!".

"We ran, but the smoke always reached us and my daughter was choking", Sarmiento said, visibly shaken.

The Mexican Interior Ministry also said Sunday it would immediately deport the migrants who tried to "violently" breach the border.

U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter Sunday to express his displeasure with the caravans in Mexico. "They pushed women and children up front, and then behind those women and children, they started throwing rocks, cement bricks. bottles at our Border Patrol agents", Judd said on "Outnumbered Overtime" Monday.

Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum on Friday declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city of 1.6 million, which he says is struggling to accommodate the crush of migrants.

However, video of the scene also showed a cloud of tear gas that sent people running and screaming, including families with young children. During his presidential campaign, he promised he'd have Mexico pay for a wall. McAleenan said he was not aware of any successful illegal entries by caravan members into the US. Border Patrol agents countered using "less lethal devices", which included tear gas and "other projectiles", but not rubber bullets.



Popular
  • Arsenal boss Emery admits defensive crunch talks

    Arsenal boss Emery admits defensive crunch talks

    The Gunners have failed to win their last three Premier League outings, but Emery's side have managed to remain unbeaten following draws with Crystal Palace, Liverpool FC and Wolves.
    Croatia's Ivan Rakitic to miss England showdown because of injury

    Croatia's Ivan Rakitic to miss England showdown because of injury

    At Barca there are plays that are rehearsed and trained and I could see that England also had those plays very well-worked. Both teams are coming off impressive performances and there's plenty on the line here in a World Cup semifinal rematch.
    Federer, Djokovic clash over ATP Finals future

    Federer, Djokovic clash over ATP Finals future

    Following this, the top two from each group qualify to Saturday's semi-finals, with the final scheduled for Sunday. It was guaranteed as soon as Rafael Nadal withdrew from the last Masters of the season in Paris.
  • GM to close plants in Canada, Ohio, Maryland and MI

    GM to close plants in Canada, Ohio, Maryland and MI

    The company received billions of dollars in support from the Canadian and Ontario governments after the financial crisis. Co. reported a US$991 million profit during its third quarter, but said tariffs cost the company about US$1 billion.
    Strycova, Kenin to open Fed Cup final, Kvitova battling sickness

    Strycova, Kenin to open Fed Cup final, Kvitova battling sickness

    When I was down, I was still fighting out there", said Kenin, who broke the top 100 in 2018 and ended the year ranked 48th. But Kenin then fought off two break balls and used a attractive drop shot to hold serve, starting a comeback.
    Netanyahu calls Paris conversation with Putin 'very important'

    Netanyahu calls Paris conversation with Putin 'very important'

    President Donald Trump attend a First World War armistice anniversary ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on November 11. Some took the opportunity to mock Trump's continued chummy relationship with the Russian leader. "You're very smart people".
  • FAA, Boeing study need for 737 MAX software changes after crash

    FAA, Boeing study need for 737 MAX software changes after crash

    The agency said it would take further action if results of the investigation into the Lion Air crash warrant it. Body parts are still being recovered and searchers are continuing to hunt for the cockpit voice recorder.
    Bryce Harper Won't Be Signing With Yankees

    Bryce Harper Won't Be Signing With Yankees

    Giancarlo Stanton's 13-year, US$325-million (RM1.349 billion) deal with the Miami Marlins in 2014 was a contract extension. "We didn't get anything done, but he's a guy that is near and dear to us and we are not closing any doors".
    MI  voters legalize recreational marijuana

    MI voters legalize recreational marijuana

    With Michigan voting to legalize adult use, neighbors like OH and IL could soon follow suit to help build a market in that region. MI is now one of nine states that allow recreational use of the substance, including California, Colorado, and Washington, D.C.
  • Trump honours GOP donor, 6 others with presidential award

    Trump honours GOP donor, 6 others with presidential award

    The president called Senator Hatch "a great friend", saying: "He liked me right from the beginning and therefore I like him". Clarifying the choices, the White House claimed it had followed the example of previous administrations' processes.
    Some Google Pixel 3 XL devices have buzzing and distorted speakers

    Some Google Pixel 3 XL devices have buzzing and distorted speakers

    Though, Google has said that it will work better with Pixel 3 series as it is compatible with its learning based white balancer. To cure it, Google has added a new Night Sight feature, which helps the smartphone to capture crispier and lightened up photos.
    LeBron James passes Wilt Chamberlain on NBA's career scoring list

    LeBron James passes Wilt Chamberlain on NBA's career scoring list

    Portland has lost two straight games to the Lakers this season after beating them in their home opener last October 18, 2018. But, it was in the third quarter when he really took over.

CONNECT