Border Agents Use Tear Gas to Deter Migrants

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers temporarily closed the border between Mexico and San Diego after migrants tried to forcibly enter the U.S. illegally. Tear gas was also used to deter a protest.

CBS News reports:

U.S. border agents fired tear gas on hundreds of migrants protesting near the border with Mexico on Sunday after some of them attempted to get through the fencing and wire separating the two countries, and American authorities temporarily shut down border crossings from the city where thousands are waiting to apply for asylum.

BBC News correspondent Will Grant reported on CBSN that some protesters crossed a footbridge over a canal in Tijuana and ran toward the border. More than 5,000 migrants have been camped in and around a sports complex in the city after making their way through Mexico in recent weeks via caravan.

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President Trump urged Mexico to send the migrants back to their countries.

Border agents must protect our border from illegal entry into the U.S.