Mexico says it has deported almost 100 migrants who attempted to enter the US. "About 47 asylum claims has been submitted to the COMAR, the Mexican Commission for Refugee Aid, when last week the average was between 15-20 per day".
"I am firm", he said in an interview published Wednesday in Politico. "It's going to take a while to mark the evidence and use a bunch of resources, meanwhile [they're] going to keep this person in the United States whom [they] could just remove anyway".
The area has grown with new arrivals over the past several days.
That has instilled a sense of desperation among many after their grueling trek from Central America. The chaos followed what began as a peaceful march to appeal for the United States to speed processing of asylum claims.
On the west side of the crossing, some tried to get through razor-wire fencing in a concrete levee that separates the two countries. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said traffic has resumed at the San Ysidro border crossing between San Diego and Tijuana. The majority are men, a total of 3,676, but the group also includes 1,060 women and 1,002 children.
After protests on Sunday that reached the USA border fence, nearly a hundred Central Americans were deported from Mexico.
A Guatemalan migrant fell and was impaled on metal bars last week after she and her children tried to climb a wall on the US border with Mexico, Customs and Border Protection said in a statement.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in the fiscal year that ended on September 30, apprehensions on the southwest border of unaccompanied children rose 21 percent from the previous year to 50,000, while family apprehensions were up 42 percent to more than 107,000.
"As the events unfolded, quick, decisive and effective action prevented an extremely unsafe situation", McAleenan said.
McAleenan said four agents were struck with rocks but were not injured because they were wearing protective gear. Spurred by gang violence, El Salvador and Honduras rank near the bottom of worldwide homicide rankings.
Gastelum reiterated his call for humanitarian aid from the Mexican government and the United Nations, saying Tijuana can not support the migrants on its own.
Legislation to protect the Dreamers has so far failed to pass Congress.
That is proving to be harder than many migrants thought. He said a beefed-up police presence was for the migrants' safety.
Mina, his wife and their toddler daughter avoided the protest and were glad they did after hearing others recount what unfolded, he said, sitting outside his family's tent at the Tijuana sports complex and using a toothbrush to clean the fine dust that coats everything off his sneakers. The children also went to the hospital and were turned over to immigration authorities.
"If there's any shutdown, it's on President Trump's back". They saw the clash and official response as hurting their chances of reaching the U.S.
The children were later released to border patrol custody, the agency said. "Congress, fund the WALL!"
Ms Nielsen accused migrant caravan organisers of using women and children as "human shields" during their encounters with law enforcement, "putting vulnerable people in harm's way".
However, the use of tear gas is legal within the confines of the USA and may be used by police and federal law enforcement.
Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who takes office Saturday, declined Monday to comment on the border incident. He also said the $5 billion would only be for a physical barrier and that "the number is larger for border security".
Mexico's Interior Ministry said in a statement it would immediately deport those people arrested on its side and would reinforce security.
Cunningham said he "cannot speculate as to what the CBP may ask in the future". "I don't want to leave the camp as I've heard there are lots of police outside".
"They had to use because they were being rushed by some very tough people, and they used tear gas".
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