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Caravan migrants accuse US bordermen of “oppression” using tear gas

A group of immigrants from Central America camped at the US-Mexico border said Tuesday they were "victims of oppression" by…

A group of immigrants from Central America camped at the US-Mexico border said Tuesday they were “victims of oppression” by US bordermen who launched tear gas over the weekend of a crowd that included angry rockers and crying children.

“We just went [to the border checkpoint] so that we could be visible to recognize that we are a large group of people who just want to be heard so that international law can protect us when we migrate and try to improve our lives,” The group, called Central American Exodus for Life, said in an English-speaking statement.

The San Diego-Tijuana border crossing has thrown into two competing stories about the immigrant’s caravan aimed at seeking asylum but stuck on the Mexican side of the border.

“There are international organizations here who accept the fact that we will not be able to enter the United States and that we should return oaths,” says the immigrant opinion, “but many of us travel must continue trying because they will kill us if we returning to our countries. “

In his statement, the migrants made five inquiries, including ending what they called” arbitrary, manipulative and involuntary deportations “; an accelerated asylum application process in the United States; a permanent residence for migrants who wish to stay in Mexico, negotiated by the country’s incoming government, the publication of the identities of deported migrants, and “Human Rights Accompaniment all the time and in detention to prevent the violation of immigrant human rights.”

US officials Tuesday lowered the number of arrests on Sunday confrontation to 42 from 69. Rodney Scott, chief of border patrol even the San Diego sector, said the first bill included some arrests in Mexico by Mexican authorities reporting 39 arrests. The Mexican Interior Ministry said in a statement that it would immediately expel the people arrested at the border and would strengthen security.

On Tuesday, President Trump defended the use of tear gas by border agents and said they were rushed by some very tough people. “

” Here’s the bottom: Nobody gets into our country unless they come in legal, “said the president.

Scott also defended the agents’ decision to fire tear gas in Mexico saying they were attacked by a hail of stones. “

” It has happened before and if we are rocked, it would happen again tomorrow, “he told reporters.

Tijuana City said that from Monday there were 5 851

immigrants in a temporary shelter, 1 074 were women, 1 023 children and 3 754 men, including families traveling with single men.

LEGAL TITLE TO RESOLVE THE ORDER OF THE RIGHTS RESERVES US FROM ASKING ASYL TO IMMIGRANT SIGNS [19659003] The US military said Monday that about 300 troops that had been deployed in southern Texas and Arizona as part of a border security mission have been moved to California for similar work.

The role of the military is largely limited to establish obstacles along the border and provide transportation and logistical support for customs and border protection.

US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said the government’s concerns about the caravan were “extended and in full swing” on Sunday.

McAleenan said hundreds – maybe more than 1,000 – people tried to drive cars at the San Ysidro Crossing. The Mexican authorities estimated the amount of 500. The chaos followed what began as a peaceful march to appeal to the United States to speed up the processing of asylum applications.


] McAleenan said four agents fought with stones but were not injured because they had protective gloves.

Border Patrol agents launched pepper spray balls besides tear gas in what officials said were on-site decisions by agents. US troops deployed to Trump’s border had not been involved in the operation.

Fox News Lee Ross and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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