Migrants Arrested in Border Clash Will Avoid Criminal Charges

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Around 11 p.m., agents arrested three people crossing the border illegally one mile east of the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

Border Patrol agents frequently capture violent criminal aliens as they attempt to illegally enter the U.S. In late October, agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector apprehended a Salvadoran national who illegally crossed the border with his minor son.

Around 6,000 Central American migrants, who arrived in Tijuana in order to try and cross the USA border, stayed in the tent city camp, with the conditions worsening after nights with heavy winds and rains, leaving wet clothes, sleeping bags and litter all around town after the overcrowded areas were flooded.

The caravan's size is highly unusual - there are more than 6,000 people waiting at the border with Tijuana, Mexico, and the Trump administration has conveyed an image of the group as rife with criminals.


A group of Central American migrants -mostly from Honduras- get over a fence as they try to reach the US-Mexico border near the El Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on November 25, 2018. DHS officials found documents concerning his prison time on Ramirez - and those details were then confirmed by the Honduran Consulate in Los Angeles. That's where he was allegedly spotted along with four other men - one from Honduras and three from El Salvador - and ordered to lie down and not move. One of the two still unidentified males was previously deported from the US and could face federal charges for illegal re-entry.

Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, shower in front of the border wall with the United States, whilst they rest in a temporary shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, Nov. 28, 2018.

That wait could take months, a fact that has Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum anxious that the caravan's presence is creating both health hazards and a financial crisis for his city.

Their stay, however, is costing the city of Tijuana a lot of money, leading to its mayor now speaking out about it, saying he may have to cut off funding to shelter the migrants without federal assistance - or else the 1.7 million Tijuana residents could suffer as a result.


"I'm not going to break public services to solve this problem", the mayor told Fox News on Friday.

"In those six hours that the border was closed, we lost approximately 129 million pesos", he said. Gastelum told Fox News.

"That's not fair. How do you think people from Tijuana feel toward those people who are making problems?"

Mark Tapscott is a senior investigative journalist.


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