Border Agents Fire Tear Gas Across Mexico Border

Border Agents Fire Tear Gas Across Mexico Border

Border Agents Fire Tear Gas Across Mexico Border

However, records show that former President Barack Obama used tear gas against border violations more than President Donald Trump has. The agency said officers fired smoke and other chemical agents into the crowd after some people began throwing rocks over the fence at border agents.

The agency said agents saw "toddler-sized children" being passed over concertina wire with difficulty.

U.S. Border Protection officers point their weapons at migrants as they prepare to cross the border fence to get into the U.S. side to San Diego, Calif., from Tijuana, Mexico, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.

California Border Patrol agents fended off around 150 migrants on New Year's Eve after massive group rushed the United States border.

US Customs and Border Protection said it responded to the rocks with smoke, pepper spray and tear gas. After they were blocked one group grew more combative, firing rocks over the border to try to hit agents.

"Shortly thereafter, migrants began throwing rocks over the fence at the CBP agents and officers".

On Nov. 26, Border Patrol agents also launched tear gas into Mexico to repel migrants that had broken away from a peaceful protest and attempted to cross the border illegally. The White House announced in December that Mexico, rather than the US, will house migrants while they wait for their asylum cases to be processed.

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Border Patrol arrested 42 migrants after the November incident, but criminal charges were not filed.

American border agents fired tear gas canisters across the U.S.

Per use of force policy, the incident will be reviewed by the Border Patrol's Office of Professional Responsibility.

Thousands of Central American migrants have been camping at shelters in Tijuana since arriving in November after traveling in caravans across Mexico to reach the US border, where many have hoped to request asylum. It affected the migrants, including women and children, as well as members of the press. Others have found jobs in Mexico and tried to settle there.

Trump is now locked in a fight with congressional Democrats over funding for the border wall that he wants to build.

It comes as the United States federal government remains shut down as President Donald Trump and Congress argue over funding for his proposed border wall.

With little time left until Democrats officially take over the House on Thursday, Trump reportedly called for a border security briefing at a White House on Wednesday to discuss the stalemate with leaders of Republicans and Democrats in both congressional chambers.

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