Standoff at US / Mexico Border as Caravan Arrives

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PHOTO CREDIT: NBC San Diego

A major checkpoint on the border between the U.S. and Mexico has been shut down, with hundreds of migrants rushing the port attempting to breach border wall

SAN DIEGO – Hundreds of migrants were seen rushing the United States border at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego Sunday—the port was promptly closed by U.S. border authorities.

Prior to their arrival, the caravan members pushed past a ‘blockade of Mexican police standing guard near the international border crossing,’ the Associated Press reported.

Live broadcasting showed the migrant caravan’s arrival at the U.S. border, as they attempt to cross in droves.

Agents were seen wearing riot gear as some of the migrants threw rocks. Border Agents then deployed tear gas during the escalations. No injuries were immediately reported.

Several Border Patrol helicopters and drones were also seen flying overhead.

Local media reports at least 500 migrants rushing the port, pushing on fences and chanting slogans—some were holding signs.

It is not yet clear whether any of the migrants made it past the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency.

Some migrants threw “projectiles” at CBP agents, Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen said.

“After being prevented from entering the Port of Entry, some of these migrants attempted to breach legacy fence infrastructure along the border and sought to harm CBP personnel by throwing projectiles at them,” Nielsen said. “As I have continually stated, DHS will not tolerate this type of lawlessness and will not hesitate to shut down ports of entry for security and public safety reasons. We will also seek to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law anyone who destroys federal property, endangers our frontline operators, or violates our nation’s sovereignty.”

President Donald Trump has said in tweets, “Migrants at the Southern Border will not be allowed into the United States until their claims are individually approved in court.”

“We only will allow those who come into our Country legally. Other than that our very strong policy is Catch and Detain. No ‘Releasing’ into the U.S.,” Trump declared. Adding he would close the U.S.-Mexican border if “necessary.”

“There is no way that the United States will, after decades of abuse, put up with this costly and dangerous situation anymore!”


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