US agents fire tear gas and rubber bullets at hundreds of migrants who try to storm the border fence and force authorities to shut the crossing down

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Migrants approaching the U.S. border from Mexico were enveloped with tear gas Sunday after a few tried to breach the fence separating the two countries.

U.S. agents shot the gas, according to an Associated Press reporter on the scene. Children were screaming and coughing in the mayhem.

Mexico vowed Sunday to deport about 500 migrants who 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.

Honduran migrant Ana Zuniga, 23, said she saw migrants open a small hole in concertina wire at a gap on the Mexican side of a levee, at which point U.S. agents fired tear gas at them.

‘We ran, but when you run the gas asphyxiates you more,’ she told the AP while cradling her 3-year-old daughter Valery in her arms.

Mexico’s Milenio TV also showed images of several migrants at the border trying to jump over the fence.

Yards away on the U.S. side, shoppers streamed in and out of an outlet mall.

U.S. Border Patrol helicopters flew overhead, while U.S. agents held vigil on foot beyond the wire fence in California.

The Border Patrol office in San Diego said via Twitter that pedestrian crossings have been suspended at the San Ysidro port of entry at both the East and West facilities.

All northbound and southbound traffic was halted.

Earlier Sunday, several hundred Central American migrants pushed past a blockade of Mexican police who were standing guard near the international border crossing.

They appeared to easily pass through without using violence, and some of the migrants called on each other to remain peaceful.

They convened the demonstration to try to pressure the U.S to hear their asylum claims and carried hand-painted American and Honduran flags while chanting: ‘We are not criminals! We are international workers!’

A second line of Mexican police carrying plastic riot shields stood guard outside a Mexican customs and immigration plaza.

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7 thoughts on “US agents fire tear gas and rubber bullets at hundreds of migrants who try to storm the border fence and force authorities to shut the crossing down

  1. Rubber bullets and tear gas?!? 10 soldiers with flamethrowers would have this under control in no time! Anything short of that and they might as well bring fruit baskets and welcome mats.

  2. ‘We are not criminals! We are international workers!’

    Well, here’s the thing: you are invading the country, so yes, you ARE a criminal! You’re an “international worker”?!? Great! Go work in some other country! There were plenty right in South America you could have gone to, but no, you want to invade and take over this country! F*** you! I would rather die fighting foreign invaders than sit idly by and let the invasion happen. You did nothing to fight for your own country, so do you honestly believe that you’ll do anything beneficial here? I don’t! Be gone, or be dead! Either is preferable than letting these crimes go unpunished.

  3. I feel bad for the kids. Their parents are dumb enough to charge the border and get tear gassed while hold ing them in their arms.
    Jst the kind of people we.want here. Illegally crossing an international border and endangering the welfare of minor children.
    Whats next? Smoking crack while publicly exposing their privates?

  4. mexico is going to deport 500 illegals, ha! they will probably deport them to another side of the border! after all they gave them bus rides to the border, what makes you think they are going to deport them?

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