President threatens to close whole US/Mexico border until they can get caravan under control

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FILE – In this Thursday, June 28, 2018 file photo a road runs alongside a border wall that separates Tijuana, Mexico, top, from San Diego. The Tijuana and San Diego border crossing is the world’s busiest land border crossing, but also now sees relatively few illegal crossings.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong,File)

The battle at the border is heating up.  The US has temporarily closed a port of entry along the US/Mexico border Sunday night firing tear gas at migrants after some attempted to bypass Mexican police in Tijuana to rush into the United States near San Diego. 

Migrants from Central America breaking through Mexico’s police lines in Tijuana, pushing past Mexican authorities in riot gear, climbing over barricades, and surging into the no-man’s land between the US and Mexico.

US Customs and Border Agents responding with tear gas, temporarily closing the San Ysidro port of entry to all people on both sides of the border.  

The situation has been threatening to boil over for some time now. 

Tijuana’s mayor has called the hundreds of migrants waiting there a ‘humanitarian crisis’.  

During a protest along the border, some tried to appeal to President Donald Trump, one sign reading, ‘Mr. Trump, help us, please’.  Another saying, ‘Mr. Trump, we hate you not.’ 

Their future uncertain as the president has tried to change the process for these migrants hoping to seek asylum in the US.  

Trump saying, “We will close entry into the country for a period of time until we can get it under control… The whole border.  I mean the whole border.”

Overnight, Trump commenting about immigration and the criticism of his administration for separating children from their parents, tweeting, “I tried to keep them together, but the problem is, when you do that, vast numbers of additional people storm the border.”

39 migrants were arrested and Mexico’s Interior Ministry now says it will immediately deport those who tried to ‘violently’ enter the US from Tijuana.

–Lana Zak, ABC News

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