Published: Sun, December 02, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Tijuana Mayor Calls for 'ARREST' of Caravan Organizers, Cuts Funding — TAPPED OUT

Tijuana Mayor Calls for 'ARREST' of Caravan Organizers, Cuts Funding — TAPPED OUT

A group of asylum seekers camping out at the U.S. -Mexico border have started a hunger strike to protest Mexico's efforts to block them from making their way to U.S. The protest group is part of a caravan of thousands of Central American asylum seekers who have waited for weeks in the Mexican border town of Tijuana to process their asylum claims.

The other two men who were arrested, ages 38 and 22, were Honduran nationals.

Officials say one Border Patrol agent was hospitalized after multiple agents were assaulted by illegal immigrants near Tucson.

A self-admitted MS-13 gang member also traveling with the caravan was arrested Saturday.

"Consistent with the president's direction to do all within our authority to secure USA borders, I am seeking your assistance and ask you to prioritize efforts to help us prevent illegal entry into the United States", Nielsen wrote. That prompted Border Patrol agents to launch tear gas and pepper spray balls to quell the unrest. One of the two still unidentified males was previously deported from the USA and could face federal charges for illegal re-entry.

Officials say it appeared most of the rocks were thrown from the Mexico side and no one was charged on the US side with assaulting the agents.

The only two individuals Customs and Border Protection referred for prosecution ended up not being charged because they had medical problems and could not be held at the San Diego detention center, according to reports.

Experts had expressed concerns about unsanitary conditions at the sports complex where more than 6,000 migrants are packed into a space adequate for half that many people.

US authorities are working on a new system to better record evidence if similar circumstances arise in the future, the official said. Mud, lice infestations and respiratory infections were rampant.

A U.S. Border Patrol agent stands on the U.S. side of the border, seen through the border structure from the Mexican side where the border meets the Pacific Ocean, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The administration had still not shown that the ban was legal, or that any harm would come from continuing to implement existing immigration laws, Tigar said in his order.

Like this: