Mexico deports scores of Central American migrants

Mexico deports scores of Central American migrants

Mexico deports scores of Central American migrants

Appearing to defend her agency's response to the hundreds of migrants who approached the U.S. -Mexico border on Sunday, Nielsen said she would not "tolerate" any kind of "lawlessness" from anyone hoping to seek asylum in the U.S.

The United States closed its busiest border crossing with Mexico on Sunday after Mexican police broke up a protest of Central American migrants massed in Tijuana, scattering some demonstrators toward the border where US officers hurled tear gas from the American side.

The Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest and author, decried the myths that have led Americans to turn their backs on migrants who have come to the border seeking asylum. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers repelled them with a volley of canisters emitting large clouds of gas as U.S. and Mexican government helicopters clattered overhead.

The data poses a challenge to the current anger over the Border Patrol's use of tear gas on Sunday to prevent a mob from busting through sections of old border fence in California. Then, some of the migrants start throwing rocks at the agents.

Mexico has begun taking steps to increase security near its border with the United States.

However Mr Trump, the United States president, and government agencies involved defended the response and insisted on the need to secure the border with Mexico.

Mexico's National Migration Institute said that 98 migrants were being deported after the attempted breach. Tear gas fumes were carried by the wind toward people who were hundreds of feet away, including some children.

"Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries", he said.

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen released an official statement regarding the "migrant caravan" members attempting to enter the country illegally this week; saying her Department is prepared to "shut down" ports of entry due to "security concerns". Mexico's Interior Department said about 500 migrants were involved in the attempt to rush the border, while USA authorities put the number at 1,000.

"They were being rushed by some very tough people and they used tear gas", Trump replied.

Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, took umbrage to the outrage, questioning where the critics were when tear gas was deployed under Mr. Obama.

One of the migrants at a temporary shelter in Tijuana, Mexico.

Protesters were caught between the Mexican and USA authorities. He said the aim of Sunday's march was to make the migrants' suffering more visible to USA and Mexican officials.

Many of those in Tijuana have said they will wait there until they can seek asylum.

"What's kind of striking to me... is some of the visual and rhetorical parallels between what we're seeing at the border right now and what we often see happen in Israel with the Palestinians". "Many Tijuanans work, study, and visit the United States in healthy peace". Pictured in a now-viral image is a mother sprinting away from the tear gas bombs, with two young, barefooted children in hand.

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