Trump reiterates demand: $5B for wall funding or face shutdown

Trump reiterates demand: $5B for wall funding or face shutdown

Trump reiterates demand: $5B for wall funding or face shutdown

US Border Patrol agents stand watch on the US side of the border fence on November 26.

Mexican security forces stepped up their presence at the complex where thousands from the migrant caravan have been sheltered, apparently seeking to avoid a repeat of Sunday's ugly scene.

On Monday, Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum said although he was "a little bit mad" when people would take their children and put them in a unsafe environment, he did not condone the use of force by the US.

"On the other side, unfortunately, I can not agree on the use of force, not even that type of force that is tear gas or rubber bullets", Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum said.

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.

With heavy rains expected Thursday, Tijuana city officials are planning to open a second shelter for Central American migrants at a former concert hall in the eastern part of the city.

"They call them 'grabbers.' They grab a child because they think they are gonna have a certain status by having a child". "It appears in some cases that the limited number of women and children in the caravan are being used by the organizers as "human shields" when they confront law enforcement", Nielsen said.

The President also told Politico that he "was in no mood" to reach a compromise with Democrats on a large-scale immigration deal and wants to wait to form a compromise on "Dreamers" - undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children - until after current court challenges to the program are decided.

He added that according to CBP's initial report, 69 people were apprehended entering the US.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the Obama uses were "actually for far less circumstances because they didn't have the same numbers and the mass rush that we're seeing in this caravan take place".

McCarthy, whose party lost more than three dozen House seats in the midterm elections earlier this month, urged Democrats to work with Republicans on the wall and other legislation, including a long-stalled farm bill, a new tax cut package and criminal justice reform.

On Sunday after members of the so-called "migrant caravan" rushed the San Ysidro crossing, US President Donald Trump ordered the temporary closure of the southern border.

Among recent arrivals, immigrants in the United States who overstayed a visa were likely to outnumber people who illegally crossed the border, the Pew Study said, though the study's authors said there wasn't enough long-term data to say if it was a growing trend.

Several hundred made it over the first barrier, with video clips posted on Twitter showing crowds of people dashing across a shallow concrete riverbed toward the United States.

The move came after USA border agents fired tear gas into Mexico to turn back a group of migrants who had breached the border over the weekend. The agency's use of tear gas has now reached a seven-year record high.

United States officials maintain that violence Sunday on the part of migrants who rushed the border and threw rocks left them with no other choice.

"But now it seems that they want to kill us, and we got very scared".

"What happened yesterday harms all of us", Oscar Leonel Mina, a 22-year-old father from San Salvador, El Salvador, said of Sunday's border clash.

" But one Honduran man, who did not give his name, told AFP that American officers had "got upset because we were close to the border".

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