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.
Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries. Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A. We will close the Border permanently if need be. Congress, fund the WALL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2018
On Twitter this morning, president Trump called some of the migrants at the border “stone cold criminals” and tweeted, “they are not coming into the USA. We will close the border permanently if need be.” @MajorCBS reports: pic.twitter.com/erhOheORWg
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) November 26, 2018