TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) Mexico is pledging to shore up security near its border with the United States after local authorities arrested 39 migrants following a peaceful march that devolved into chaos.
Migrant caravan group up to 7,000 after entering Mexico from Guatemala., Photo Date: 10/22/2018 / Photo: CBS News / YouTube / (MGN)
Mexico's Interior Ministry said Sunday it would immediately deport those who tried to "violently" enter the U.S. from Tijuana. Meanwhile, Tijuana's municipal government says that more than three-dozen migrants were arrested for disturbing the peace and other charges stemming from the march and what followed.
U.S. agents fired tear gas into Mexico Sunday to stop some migrants who tried to breach the border.
U.S. Border Patrol helicopters flew low overhead, while U.S. agents held vigil on foot beyond the wire fence.
More than 5,000 Central American migrants have been camped out for more than a week at a sports complex in Tijuana awaiting an opportunity to seek asylum in the United States.
The Border Patrol office in San Diego said via Twitter that pedestrian crossings have been suspended at the San Ysidro port of entry at both the East and West facilities.
U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter again Sunday to express his displeasure with the caravans in Mexico.
"Would be very SMART if Mexico would stop the Caravans long before they get to our Southern Border, or if originating countries would not let them form (it is a way they get certain people out of their country and dump in U.S. No longer)," he wrote.