The San Ysidro border crossing. Photo: Wikipedia


Nearly six hours after having been closed to all vehicle and foot traffic, the San Ysidro border crossing between Tijuana, Baja California, and San Diego, California, was reopened in the late afternoon on Sunday, Nov. 25.

The border was closed by U.S. Customs authorities after a mob of roughly 500 mostly Central American migrants tried to rush across into the United States without legal processing

U.S. agents responded to the unruly mob, many of whom were throwing rocks and glass bottles, with tossing tear gas canisters.

The San Ysidro port of entry is the busiest checkpoint along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Mexican authorities later rounded up about 500 of the migrants who had stormed the U.S. border and has said that they will deport them.

Notwithstanding, U.S. President Donald J. Trump sent out a tweet on Monday, Nov. 26, that, if necessary, he would close that border entry permanently.

Currently, there are more than 7,000 mostly Central American refugees who have arrived at the U.S.-Mexican border (primarily in Tijuana) in hopes of entering the United States and being granted asylum.



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