If You Thought Sunday Was Bad, Just Wait — Migrants Say Thousands More Like Them Coming

Migrants run from tear gas, thrown by the U.S border patrol, near the border fence between Mexico and the United States in Tijuana, Mexico, November 25, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

On Sunday, tensions heightened at the southern border as border patrol and the Mexican government used tear gas to ward off migrants trying to enter the United States.

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While those scenes may have been shocking, they could get worse as even more migrants approach the southern border.

According to investigative reporter Jean Guerrero, migrants revealed that thousands more like them were on their way.

“This group of new arrivals in Tijuana say thousands more migrants are coming,” Guerrero said. “That’s in addition to 5,000 already here.”

The U.S.’s Response to the Current Crisis

President Donald Trump has made it clear that he won’t back down from his commitment to defending the border. In a series of tweets, he reiterated that he might close the border and that he wouldn’t allow migrants to enter the U.S.

Trump also indicated he would be willing to pressure Congress into passing border wall funding by vetoing any spending package without it.

Rodney Scott, Chief Patrol Agent on the Border Patrol’s San Diego sector, defended using tear gas and discounted the idea that these migrants sought asylum.

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“If they were truly asylum seekers, they would have just walked up and surrendered and that did not take place,” Scott said.

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