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No prosecutions in border clash

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/30/18, 01:58 pm

No criminal charges will be filed against the 42 people arrested Sunday in a clash with Central American migrants at the U.S. southern border, Customs and Border Protection authorities said Thursday. During a march Sunday in Tijuana, Mexico, to protest long waits for caravan migrants to file asylum claims with the United States, some protesters pushed past Mexican police and attempted to illegally cross the border. U.S. authorities said migrants were throwing rocks at Border Patrol agents, who fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in a tweet called the migrants’ actions dangerous and initially said perpetrators would be prosecuted. On Thursday, Customs and Border Protection acknowledged that no charges were filed but declined to say why. A spokesman for Border Patrol said the arrestees may be deported.

More than 6,000 migrants are waiting in Tijuana to apply for asylum. The U.S. government is processing about 100 of those cases a day at the San Ysidro, Calif., border crossing.


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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute and a reporter for WORLD.

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Comments

  • news2me
    Posted: Fri, 11/30/2018 03:56 pm

    Gee, don't you think the guys throwing rocks should be awarded asylum first? 

     

  • Big Jim
    Posted: Fri, 11/30/2018 04:32 pm

    News, that's pretty funny!

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    Xion
    Posted: Sat, 12/01/2018 02:24 am

    My wife and I were in Mexico over Thanksgiving.  We came back over the border on Sunday on a motorcycle when all this was happening.  Having heard of the planned demonstration on Mexican social media, we opted to go through Tecate rather than San Ysidro.  That turned out to be a good decision.  The crisis is sad, but also man-made.

    The plight of the migrants is real and the rocks were real, but behind the scenes there is an activist agenda in opposition to borders.  They are using these poor people as pawns.  The few women and children there were pushed forward as human shields.  We serve at a church in Mexico that has been helping refugees in Tijuana for decades.  These migrants are being used by evil agitators, but God can turn their lives around for good.

  • Leeper
    Posted: Sat, 12/01/2018 07:25 am

    There should be a investigation into who is promoting and financing this illegal activity. We need people to obey the laws on immigratim. It is dangerous for the immigrants and our country cannot sustain the finincial and social implcationsi. 

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