Mexico to deport migrants who tried to ‘violently’ force their way into US

Alfonso Navarrete, head of the Ministry of the Interior (Segob), said that a small group of rioters led several contingents, in the cities of Tijuana and Mexicali, Baja California, to separate from a group of several hundred that this Sunday He directed peacefully to the El Chaparral checkpoint, on the border of Tijuana and San Ysidro, United States.

In small groups, dozens of migrants from the caravan deviated from the planned route, mocked a police siege and tried to climb the border wall at several points, being repelled by the US border police with tear gas.

Mexico, Nov. 25 (EFE) .- Mexico deport the migrants today attempted to cross the wall with the United States for several points of Tijuana , in a series of events that led to the American police threw tear gas them, but until At the moment injured or fatal victims are reported.

“The National Institute of Migration (INM) will act and proceed to the immediate deportation of people” who participated in these altercations, said today in an interview with Milenio TV Alfonso Navarrete, head of the Ministry of the Interior (Segob).

According to the official, a small group of rioters led several contingents, in the cities of Tijuana and Mexicali, in Baja California, to separate from a group of several hundred that this Sunday was peacefully heading to the El Chaparral checkpoint, on the border of Tijuana with San Ysidro, United States.

In small groups, dozens of migrants from the caravan deviated from the planned route, mocked a police siege and tried to climb the border wall at several points, being repelled by the US border police with tear gas.

“The people we have identified as violent people who broke the Mexican legal order will proceed, according to the law and the Constitution, respecting any right they have,” but with “firmness,” said Navarrete, who lamented that these “provocateurs” convince migrant women and childrento participate in the events.

He explained that in the beginning, the march in Tijuana of the migrants had to suppose an “ordered act” and agreed with the government of the neighbor of the north, where they seek to ask for asylum.

Navarrete said that many of the migrants have already retreated and many of them had returned to the shelter that welcomes them in Tijuana. Photo: Omar Martínez, Cuartoscuro

But some groups acted “violently and untimely”, which led to the border patrol to use tear gas.

“We are certain that there is not a single person wounded by a firearm,” said the Secretary, who pointed out that they are in communication with the United States, a country that before “a violent attempt (of the migrants) gave a very aggressive response.”

Navarrete said that many of the migrants have already retreated and many of them had returned to the shelter that welcomes them in Tijuana.

Before these events, they will seek to reinforce several border points with a greater presence of federal security forces, he added.

For its part, after this fact the United States Government decided to close today the border port of San Ysidro, between San Diego and Tijuana.

Several migrant caravans cross these days Mexico to reach the United States. In total it is estimated that they are at least nine thousand, although close to 1,900 were voluntarily returned to their country, according to a bulletin published today by the National Institute of Migration (INM).

Thousands of them – an estimated four thousand 700 – are already in the border city of Tijuana waiting to seek asylum in the United States, under the watchful eye of the White House Chief, Donald Trump, totally opposed to the phenomenon.

Source: RT, SINEMBARGO

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