Chaos this weekend after the US border agents fired tear gas to stop hundreds of migrants, among them children, as they tried to cross the border from Tijuana Mexico.
US officials said members of the migrant caravan throw projectiles at border agents.
President Donald Trump who has sent thousands of troops to support border security operations also defended the use of tear gas.
They had to use because they were being rushed by some very tough people, and they used tear gas, and here’s the bottom line.
Nobody’s coming into our country unless they come in legally.
Tijuana police have arrested dozens of migrants attempting to cross the border illegally.
The US Customs and Border Protection said they have arrested 69 people.
Erlin Juarez is among the thousands of migrants trying to escape poverty in Honduras now stranded in Tijuana.
We have to use force to pressure Trump into letting us in.
It’s a lie that they will fix the paperwork process because there are too many of us.
Human rights groups are accusing Trump of manufacturing the migrant crisis by effectively shutting down the asylum program.
Melissa Crowe is from the Southern Poverty Law Center.
By using tear gas, the Trump administration is preventing people from even approaching the border between ports of entry, and the reason they’re doing this and the reason they’ve done it for quite a long time now is, as I said, that they are not being allowed to present and seek asylum at official ports of entry.
On Monday, Trump again said he will close the US-Mexico border which stretches over 3,000 kilometers.
He has threatened to shut down the federal government unless Congress funds his proposed border wall.
Patsy Widakuswara VOA news at the White House.
1. We have to use force to pressure Trump into letting us in.
let sb/sth in 放进，放入
Go away, go away; I must not let you in.
2. Human rights groups are accusing Trump of manufacturing the migrant crisis by effectively shutting down the asylum program.
shut down 关闭，停业
Smaller contractors had been forced to shut down.
唐纳德·特朗普总统此前派出了上千只部队以维护边境安全 。而此次，他也赞同使用催泪瓦斯的做法 。
用了催泪瓦斯，特朗普政府就是在阻止人们靠近入境口岸之间的边境 。这样做的原因以及这么长时间以来一直这样做的原因是，如我此前所说，受到禁止以后不能在官方入境口岸处提供庇护或者寻求庇护 。