President Trump Threatens to Completely Close the Border With Mexico if Caravan Gets Further Out of Control

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Posted: Nov 26, 2018 10:00 AM
President Trump Threatens to Completely Close the Border With Mexico if Caravan Gets Further Out of Control

President Trump is threatening to shut down the U.S. southern border with Mexico completely if law enforcement officials there can't control multiple caravans of illegal aliens.

Over the weekend, hundreds of illegal aliens attempted to rush the border at the San Ysidro crossing in Tijuana, Mexico. 

As crowds amassed, around 500 migrants overwhelmed federal and local Mexican police blockades and rushed toward the US border near Tijuana. The crowds are made up of men, women and a lot of children, said freelance reporter Alfredo Alvarez, who is in the crowd.

Fifty illegal aliens were arrested after breaking past police and through a port of entry into the U.S. They were violent against Mexican police officers and threw rocks at U.S. Border Patrol agents.

Dozens of migrants who illegally crossed the U.S. border this weekend as part of a chaotic rush at one of the boundary's busiest entry points are now in custody, a senior Homeland Security official told Fox News.

The official said Monday about 50 migrants have been detained after they crossed the border near San Ysidro, Calif., on Sunday. The exact number of those apprehended is expected to be made public later today, the official added.

Border Patrol agents deployed tear gas to stop the chaos and are standing by the decision to do so. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielson is backing them up.

Meanwhile, the flow of people north continues as other caravans form in Central America.