The officials of US authority shut down the most engaged port across Mexico and US border and fired tear gas at the members of a Central American migrant caravan who crossed the fencing that divides the countries.
Though the people are not relatively huge in number at the border, the agitation developed while the migrants were attempting to climb barricade and running through the car lanes for reaching to the United States City. The scene of helpless mothers and children during throwing tear gas presented a serious hike of the crisis.
At the Sunday morning, the migrant protest had begun and the US asylum stated the proceedings became a chaotic disorder through which hundreds of migrants made their path to the disputed border expecting to cross onto US soil.
To prevent the happenings as some casted bottles and rocks, the officers of border protection took the unique action of throwing tear gas, as well as blocking the legal vehicle and foot traffic to the border crossing of San Ysidro, which holds normally 100,000 visitors per day according to the US officials.
The Security Secretary of Homeland Kirstjen Nielsen claimed in a statement that the port of enclosure was blocked “to ensure public safety in response to large numbers of migrants seeking to enter the US illegally”.
The statement also claimed some migrants tried to break fencing “sought to harm CBP personnel by throwing projectiles at them,” the statement said ”.
Though the huge number of migrant caravan reached and assembled at the fence in a peaceful mood, the interior ministry of Mexico said that hundreds tried to arrive the United States in a “violent manner”. Mexican authorities claimed that they would expel anyone who tried to cross forcefully.