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Tensions Mount along Border as US Closes Access, Mexico Says It Will Deport Assailants


Photo: Saint Louis Post Dispatch

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF    

After about 500 mostly Central American migrants rushed the border near Tijuana, Baja California, in the late afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 24, U.S. authorities responded with a dispersal of tear gas the closing of the main point of entry into California, blocking off the major port of entry into San Ysidro, California, on Sunday afternoon

The closing entailed the sealing off of both vehicle and foot traffic along that U.S.-Mexico border, in accordance with numerous threats issued over the last few days by U.S. President Donald J. Trump.

On the Mexican side, police tried to stop the mob of migrants, which included women and young children, with barricades and riot gear.

According to reports from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, tensions reached a crisis point as some of the migrants threw rocks and glass bottles at border patrol officers.

That is when the border control agents dispersed teargas onto the storming crowd.

In the evening, Mexico’s Secretariat of the Interior (Gobernación, or SeGob) issued a statement saying that it would immediately deport all those who were involved in the assault on the U.S. border many of whom have already been rounded up by local police.

Currently, there are about 7,000 Central American migrants awaiting entry into the United States, including many unaccompanied minors, mostly in Tijuana.

The mayor of Tijuana, Juan Manuel Gastelum, has declared the situation a humanitarian crisis.

This is a developing story. Pulse News Mexico will continue to post additional information becomes available.

 

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