New Years Day – Migrants Tear Gassed During Attempt to Cross into US
In the early morning hours of New Years Day, about 150 migrants attempted to cross the US border near Tijuana according to Fox. The CBP stated that the migrants were throwing rocks at the agents, so the Border Patrol initiated tear gas. One migrant threw a tear gas canister back across the US border…to the cheers of the other migrants. The CBP stated they were targeting those who were throwing rocks, not those who were coming in through the entry point.
At one point, some of the migrants attempted to move their children over the razor wire but were apprehended. The CBP stated none of them were injured.
One report stated:
CBP said, “no agents witnessed any of the migrants at the fence line, including children, experiencing effects of the chemical agents, which were targeted at the rock throwers further away.”
The agency also said agents saw “toddler-sized children” being passed over concertina wire with difficulty. It said its agents could not assist the children because of the rocks being thrown. Agents responded with smoke, pepper spray and tear gas, it said.
According to both Reuters and AP, no one saw any rocks being thrown. But since those are MSM, believing them is a stretch. Tear gas is not a lethal form of response. But Amnesty International called it a “violation” of international law and its use “cruel.”
“Once again we have had a violent mob of migrants attempt to enter the United States illegally by attacking our agents with projectiles. As has happened before — in this and previous administrations — our personnel used the minimum force necessary to defend themselves, defend our border, and restore order. The agents involved should be applauded for handling the situation with no reported injuries to the attackers.” Katie Waldman, DHS spokesperson
In one case, a reporter was accused of visiting the migrant camps and encouraging them to attempt an entrance into the US. He denied that accusation. Some of the migrants couldn’t find an avenue to enter, so they went back to the camps. About 25 people were arrested.
“There’s chaos at that border, which the Democrats don’t seem to grasp.” Tom Homan, former acting ICE Director