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Chaos Erupts at U.S/Mexico Border With Migrant Caravan

Courtesy of Daily Express

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Dominic Herrera, Staff Writer

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  Chaos erupted at the border city of Tijuana, Mexico on Sunday, as hundreds of Central American migrants applied for asylum in the United States. Mexican police, armed with riot shields and batons attempted to form a barrier to prevent the migrants entering the U.S. through the San Ysidro border crossing.

  While the migrants were initially able to evade police by running through a dried riverbed, they quickly apprehended short after. Other migrants attempted to go through a train crossing, but the United States Border Patrol, armed with tear gas beat them back.

  In response to the events, the San Ysidro crossing was closed down for a few hours but eventually reopened.

  The caravan has been camped out in Tijuana for the past two weeks, waiting to be granted entry into the United States. However, many people of the caravan have grown impatient and attempted to sneak themselves into the  U.S. illegally, resulting in the events that occured on Sunday. As a result, the mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis.

   In response, President Donald Trump has shown opposition towards the caravan and those who are a part of it.

  Trump announced on Twitter, “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…”

  Max Weibel (9), who has kept up to date with the situation in Tijuana has said “The caravan should’ve been stopped because of the crime presence they represent.”

  Many people are still waiting eagerly to be allowed legal entry into the U.S. as the chaos from the events begin to settle down.

 

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Dominic Herrera, Staff Writer

Dominic Herrera is a freshman at West High and a Staff Writer for Smoke Signals. He's an active member of the West High Advanced Band. He enjoys reading...

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