BORDER BREACHED: 'Frustrated' Migrants 'Breach' US-Mexico Border

BORDER BREACHED: 'Frustrated' Migrants 'Breach' US-Mexico Border

Several dozen migrants, frustrated with being stuck at the Mexican border, Monday breached the fence in hopes of being allowed to apply for asylum after being arrested on the United States' side.

The move came a week after hundreds of migrants rushed the U.S. border, prompting U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Border Patrol officers to fire tear gas and smoke grenades at the crowd, which included many women and children. "That was in the Yuma Sector in Arizona, also interdicted and apprehended by Border Patrol agents".

Karen Mayeni, a 29-year-old Honduran mother with three children aged between 6 and 12, told Reuters that she was standing by and watching others penetrating the border and "waiting to see what happens". One child suffered a facial injury.

Agents took the group of six Guatemalan nationals into custody and transported them to the station for processing.

The inhospitable conditions have increased the apparent frustration of thousands of the caravaners, some of whom arrived at this Mexican border city two weeks ago.

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The migrants in Tijuana are part of several caravans that traveled through Mexico in an effort to enter the United States, citing issues such as widespread violence and dismal job prospects in their home countries.

It was not clear whether the group would face charges and deportation or if they had requested asylum in the United States. That rule was struck down last month by a federal judge.

Frustrated with the long wait to apply, with the USA processing 100 requests at most each day, some migrants are trying to cross over clandestinely. Recently, a security camera showed a family dropping their six kids 18 feet over the border wall to America soil, only to be picked up by border patrol agents and returned to the other side. We've got over 7,000 migrants there.

"We've got a challenging and still potentially volatile situation in Tijuana", said Kevin K. McAleenan, the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, on Fox News Tuesday morning.

President Donald Trump issued a proclamation in November suspending asylum rights for people who try to cross into the US illegally. "That's not fair. How do you think people from Tijuana feel towards those people who are making problems?"

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