Monday 26 November 2018

Hundreds of migrants try to storm the US border in California

US border patrol repels migrants with tear gas after Mexico crossing closure

US border patrol repels migrants with tear gas after Mexico crossing closure

25 November, 2018

After suspending all traffic at the US’ busiest port with Mexico, border patrol guards had to resort to tear gas to fend off migrants trying to breach the border wall to gain entrance by other means.

All crossings were completely suspended at the US’ busiest point of entry following a gate rush attempt where hundreds of migrants attempted to push past Mexican police. With the main legal point of entry barred off, a large group of migrants assembled for a protest began to climb fences and break holes in the border wall in order to reach US soil. After one group attempted to enter through an opening in the border fence, border patrol pushed them back with tear gas that left the asylum seekers fleeing and coughing, including children as young as three who had been brought to the site of the confrontation. Demonstrators responded by throwing rocks and other projectiles.

A migrant family, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America to the U.S., run from tear gas in front of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico at Tijuana on Sunday - @Reuters
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Current Situation: Migrants broke through this wooden fence to try and cross into the US via the train tracks and are now being pushed back by riot police - the border crossing remains closed and the migrants have nowhere to go but to turn around and go back
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The San Ysidro entry port between Tijuana and San Diego is the US’ busiest point of entry, with nearly 100,000 northbound entries taking place each day. Some 5,000 migrants, part of a caravan of Central American migrants, are currently camped out while they attempt to apply for asylum, but some are growing impatient with the official process. The asylum seekers are currently housed in a sports stadium in Tijuana which has been converted into a makeshift shelter.
Ana Zuniga, 23, from Honduras cradled 3-year old daughter with red burning eyes. “We ran but when you run the smoke smothers you more.” Said US agents began launching gas when migrants opened small hole in concertina wire at bottom of Tijuana River. She didn’t see anyone get thru
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As the caravan approached the border between the US and Mexico, the Trump administration mobilized hundreds of troops to try to maintain control of a potentially chaotic situation, and while many felt the government's response was overkill, it now seems some cautionary measures were advisable. Trump has been explicit about how he plans to handle the situation, tweeting that the Democrats created the problem, and that there would be “no crossings”.
Would be very SMART if Mexico would stop the Caravans long before they get to our Southern Border, or if originating countries would not let them form (it is a way they get certain people out of their country and dump in U.S. No longer). Dems created this problem. No crossings!
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conducted a scale operational readiness-exercise Thursday at the with officers and agents of & . We are prepared for any contingency at the border. @CBPBuffalo
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Despite an initial WaPo report that claimed the US and Mexico had come to an agreement on a change in US asylum law which would prohibit asylum seekers from waiting in the US while their status is pending, Olga Sanchez Cordero, Mexico’s incoming interior minister has since denied any such agreement took place. Nonetheless, Trump still claims that all applicants will remain outside the country’s borders. The asylum process takes half a year on average and is currently flooded with a large backlog of applications. Nearly 40,000 people apply for asylum each year in the US

Mexico to deport migrants who tried to ‘violently’ force their way into US

Mexico to deport migrants who tried to ‘violently’ force their way into US

26 November, 2018

After US border guards used tear gas to repel a group of migrants who tried to break through from Mexico at a closed crossing, Mexico is saying it will deport some of the 500 migrants involved in the chaotic incident.
Clarification: the article has been corrected to clarify that not all members of the 500-strong group of migrants will be deported.

Mexican authorities told the press that they will be deporting some of the 500 people involved in a demonstration which turned into a mass gate-crashing attempt, for “illegally” and “violently” rushing Mexican police at the San Ysidro entry port in Tijuana.

The border is the most active entry point between the US and Mexico, and facilitates nearly 100,000 crossings a day. The port was completely shut down after migrants impatient with long waiting processes and uncertainties of the US asylum process attempted to force their way into the US. After the failed attempt to brush past border guards, migrants began breaking holes through the border fence nearby, prompting the US to respond firing tear gas at the crowds. The port was eventually reopened following hours of closure during the conflict.

The demonstration was made up of members of a caravan of over 7,000 immigrants from central America seeking to apply for asylum in the US. Around 5,000 are currently being housed in a converted sports stadium in Mexico while they wait to submit applications. US president Donald Trump has responded saying that no crossings will be made, and that asylum seekers will await their decisions outside US borders.

US/Mexico Border Shut Down after Migrant Caravan Attempts To Enter

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