President Trump to Mexico, “Deport Migrants, of Will Close the Border”
Monday, President Donald Trump threatened to shut the US-Mexico border “permanently,” while calling on Mexico to deport “flag waving migrants” a day after several people tried to illegally cross the border.
“Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries,” the President tweeted. “Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the USA. We will close the Border permanently if need be. Congress, fund the WALL!
Sunday, the that Mexico’s Interior Ministry had announced it will deport some 500 migrants who attempted to storm the US border.
The invading migrants were captured after trying to cross the border “violently” and “illegally” near the City of Tijuana, the ministry said, and all those who attempted to cross the border would be deported immediately.
Sunday, US border officials fired tear gas at people trying to cross the border at San Ysidro, Calif., and both the US and Mexico closed the port of entry on their respective sides of the border due to the incident.
The Trump Administration says asylum claims for caravans coming from Central America must be processed outside the United States.
Sunday night, US Customs and Border Protection said northbound and southbound crossings at San Ysidro were stopped at about 11:30a PT, but pedestrian crossings reopened just over 4 hours later and vehicle lanes reopened at about 5:00p.
“Tijuana faces a humanitarian crisis due to a lack of support from the federal government,” reads a post on the Mayor’s official Facebook page, which said that the city has lost 550,000 pesos each day, equivalent to $26,970, but Mayor Gastélum said he will not “compromise the city’s public services” to provide support for migrants.
The Mayor’s office also said that Tijuana has contacted the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs for assistance.