Homeland Security: We Are Prepared to 'Shut Down' Ports of Entry


U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Customs and Border Patrol agents were struck by objects thrown by members of the group.

MA politicians have reacted with horror and condemnation to the photos of migrant women and children fleeing from tear gas fired by US border agents near Tijuana, Mexico, on Sunday.

Many of those in Tijuana have said they will wait there until they can seek asylum. However, proponents of stricter immigration laws say that the asylum system is being abused by migrants, such as the people traveling in the recent caravans.

In rare criticism of the migrants, Mexico's National Human Rights Commission said it "reiterates that members of the caravans that cross our country should respect Mexican laws and not engage in actions that affect the communities they pass through".

"We're here with broken hearts and hopes", said Andy Colon, a 20-year-old woman who travelled from Honduras with her sister and two children.

The clash between the migrant caravan and USA authorities along the Mexican border in recent days highlights a contentious topic in the immigration debate: asylum laws.

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One exception was N.S Prakash Rao, from Vishakhapattanam in Andhra Pradesh. "Times have changed and so should we", he told AFP . Activists say that the ban at Sabarimala reflects an old view that connects menstruation with impurity.

U.S. agents fired tear gas into the crowd, which included children, as a peaceful march turned into chaos. Border Patrol agents countered using "less lethal devices", which included tear gas and "other projectiles", but not rubber bullets.

About 5,000 Central American migrants have been staying at a sports center in Tijuana for more than a week.

For instance, actress-turned-activist Alyssa Milano fired a familiar volley at Trump on Twitter: "You tear-gassed women and children, asswipe!"

McAleenan said individuals breached the border fence to the east of San Ysidro and some went west and sought to enter through the Tijuana River channel.

Mexican government officials have had no immediate response.

"Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries", Trump tweeted. "Congress, fund the WALL!".

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Chau had a strong desire to interact with the Sentinelese and had hired a fishing boat before taking a canoe, said the report. In addition to the protected tribes, the islands also host a large presence of the Indian Navy with sensitive installations.

"This morning, CBP was forced to close the San Ysidro Port of Entry to ensure public safety in response to a large number of migrants seeking to enter the USA illegally".

As the migrant caravan descended on the border this weekend, the Trump administration announced a potential solution that would require asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims move through USA courts.

He said he understands that the migrants want to be part of the United States, "but there's a legal way to do it".

Mexican police, some wielding shields, scattered migrants and protesters, many of whom rushed toward the USA border. "Many Tijuanans work, study, and visit the United States in healthy peace".

Around 1,000 Central American migrants held an initially peaceful rally in Tijuana, on the border with the USA, on Sunday. "I think there is no chance", Mejia said.

"In a border context, when you are dealing with assaultive behavior, you're addressing it to resolve the situation", he said.

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Palestinians want the West Bank for a future state , along with East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Israeli leaders slammed the decision and called on Airbnb to reverse it.

Republican US Senator Joni Ernst told CNN she did not want a government shutdown but that "we're seeing results" from Mr Trump's efforts on asylum seekers.