Trump Threatens To Close Mexican Border Permanently

Newsweek reports:

President Donald Trump has called on Mexico to deport asylum seekers “back to their countries” and threatened to close the southern border “permanently,” after U.S. Border Patrol agents teargassed hundreds of migrants who rushed the border on Sunday.

CBP has defended its decision to use the substance, claiming that some migrants with the group had thrown projectiles across the border, hitting several agents. “Border Patrol agents deployed tear gas to dispel the group because of the risk to agents’ safety,” the agency said on Twitter.