US busiest border has been closed on Sunday, while border patrols fired tear gas on the hordes of migrants.
Traffic in both directions was suspended for several hours at the San Ysidro port of entry between San Diego and Tijuana, U.S. officials said, disrupting trade at the most heavily trafficked land border in the Western Hemisphere. Pedestrian crossings and vehicle traffic later resumed.
the tension between Central American migrants and authorities of the border has been escalating these days.
anger between the lines of the caravan has been aggravated into daily protests the thing that pushed U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers to stop migrants with a volley of canisters emitting large clouds of gas as U.S. and Mexican government helicopters clattered overhead.
The Mexican government stopped nearly 500 migrants who tried to enter US borders violently and threatened to deport everyone who tried to get access illegally.
while U.S. President Donald Trump vowed the asylum-seekers would not easily enter the country; and warned on Thursday there could be a government shutdown next month if the U.S. Congress failed to provide funding.
the caravan which contains mostly citizens from Honduras was protesting peacefully rising banners of “We aren’t criminals! We are hard workers.”
however, they were stopped by Mexican authorities, who told them to wait for permission; the thing which fueled the anger of the caravan.
Groups of migrants, some of them bearing the Honduran flag, broke off and headed toward the border fence, where U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers gathered on the other side, backed by U.S. military police, San Diego police and the California Highway Patrol.
authorities then stopped them with tear gas.
asylum seekers are still camping outside the border waiting for Trump's change of heart.