Migrants Rush Border in Tijuana, Teargas Deployed, Port of Entry Closed

As migrants rush the border in Tijuana, US agents fire teargas. Trump closes the port of entry and blames Democrats.

Please consider, U.S. Agents Fire Tear Gas at Migrants Approaching the Border From Mexico

There was a serious escalation of the already high tensions at the southern border with Mexico Sunday as border patrol agents fired tear gas at a group of migrants. Children were among those affected by the gas. One witness said migrants opened “a small hole in concertina wire at a gap on the Mexican side of a levee,” which then led border agents to fire tear gas, reports the Associated Press. “We ran, but when you run the gas asphyxiates you more,” the witness said as she held her three-year-old daughter in her arms. Images on local television also showed migrants trying to jump over the fence at the border. Local news reports showed images of border authorities firing rubber bullets at the migrants.

Hundreds of Migrants Rush U.S. Border in Tijuana

The New York Times reports Hundreds of Migrants Rush U.S. Border in Tijuana.

A peaceful march by Central American migrants waiting at the southwestern United States border veered out of control on Sunday afternoon, as hundreds of people tried to evade a Mexican police blockade and run toward a giant border crossing into California.

In response, the United States Customs and Border Protection agency shut down the border crossing in both directions.

Border Closed

CNN reports US closes major San Diego port of entry as migrants rush border.

US Customs and Border Protection closed road and pedestrian bridges on Sunday at the San Ysidro port of entry, one of the largest land border crossings between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico.

As crowds amassed at San Ysidro, around 500 migrants overwhelmed federal and local Mexican police blockades and rushed toward the border, said freelance reporter Alfredo Alvarez, who is in the crowd.

They appeared to get close to the border wall, Alvarez said. He could not see from his position if the migrants had managed to get across the actual border.

Aerial View of Temporary Shelter

Mad Dash

Trump Approves Lethal Force

Note that president Trump has approved "Lethal Force".

"If they have to, they're going to use lethal force. I've given the OK," Trump said. "If they have to -- I hope they don't have to."

"I have no choice," Trump said, and, without providing evidence, added, "You're dealing with a minimum of 500 serious criminals" and "rough people."

This is highly likely to turn very violent as thousands of migrants stack up in Tijuana, all desperate to get through, with the border closed.

Expect lethal force.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (19)
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Kinuachdrach
Kinuachdrach

That mother and 2 children in the photo seem awfully well-fed and nicely clothed for indigents who supposedly left Central America with just the clothes on their back and "walked" several thousand miles. Just saying!

It is time we behave as if Hillary! had won the election and shut down the border, just like she is telling the Eurotrash to do. Either that, or eliminate the welfare state and open the borders to all 7,000,000,000 people on Planet Earth. Why should Central Americans get priority over the poor shlubs stuck in Bangladesh?

2banana
2banana

That is one embarrassing wall.

We can do so much better.

0327trader
0327trader

I thought Obama and the DemoCrats said there was no caravan and it was a 1000 miles away. I am glad the POTUS had time to get the border somewhat prepared for their arrival (invasion). No more teddy bears, candy bars and diapers for you!!! This is an organized event and the organizers are for open borders and cheap cotton picking labor, oops, produce pickers. Let them in, give them all US taxpayer paid benefits, registered them to vote as democrats and we will see where this goes. I am sorry these individuals are being lied to and used as tools for the leftists.

thimk
thimk

Unless we revamp our archaic immigration policies expect more of the same. this , however , maybe is a well funded political move to discredit the current administration.

pi314
pi314

Shutting down the border certainly gets Mexico's attention. Mexico can't afford to lose free flow of trade. Keep the southern border closed for a few more days and you can be sure the caravans will disappear overnight. There is no need for lethal force.

gregggg
gregggg

You can voice your opinion straight to George Soros here, maybe send him some money to ship the migrants back to Honduras.

shamrock
shamrock

Please please dear leader Trump, don't let these sub-human immigrants invade our country and mow our yards, wash our dishes, or pick our vegetables for mutually acceptable compensation.

ReadyKilowatt
ReadyKilowatt

"When I look above me I see half a dozen drones that are monitoring the area."

The drone in the video is a DJI Mavic Pro. Not military, in fact the military doesn't allow DJI drones because they send flight data back to China. So the reporter is either trying to be sensationalist or he's an idiot. Probably both.

JohnH
JohnH

How much of this migrant problem a result of the US?