Mexico to Deport 500 Migrants Who “Violently” Tried to Storm US Border at San Ysidro Port of Entry
US military helicopters were called in after hundreds of Honduran migrants tried to storm the US border at the San Ysidro port of entry Sunday.
Hundreds of Honduran migrants pushed past Mexican riot police and rushed towards the US border Sunday.
A few dozen military-aged male Hondurans broke the border fence in Tijuana at the San Ysidro port of entry and were eventually repelled by tear gas.
The defiant migrants violently threw rocks at border patrol agents and scattered after pepper balls and tear gas were deployed.
Reuters is now reporting that Mexico is going to deport approximately 500 migrants who violently tried to storm the US border Sunday.
Mexico will deport about 500 migrants who on Sunday tried to “violently” and “illegally” cross the U.S. border, according to the Mexican Interior Ministry in a statement.
The statement added that Mexican authorities had contained the protest at the crossing between Tijuana and San Diego and that, despite heightened tensions there, Mexico would not send military forces to control 7,417 migrants from a caravan currently amassed at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The birds eye view of the migrants storming the US border is frightening:
— emma murphy (@emmamurphyitv) November 25, 2018
The violent migrants threw rocks at the US border patrol:
California Border Protection of San Diego reported later Sunday afternoon that the Pedestrian East and West were reopened at San Ysidro port of entry for both northbound and southbound crossings.
Pedestrian East and West are open at the San Ysidro port of entry for both northbound and southbound crossings.
— CBP San Diego (@CBPSanDiego) November 25, 2018
Update: Today, several migrants threw projectiles at the agents in San Diego. Border Patrol agents deployed tear gas to dispel the group because of the risk to agents’ safety. Several agents were hit by the projectiles. The situation is evolving and a statement is forthcoming.
Today, several migrants threw projectiles at the agents in San Diego. Border Patrol agents deployed tear gas to dispel the group because of the risk to agents' safety. Several agents were hit by the projectiles. The situation is evolving and a statement is forthcoming.
— CBP (@CBP) November 25, 2018