“President Trump offered Mexico some advice on deporting migrants massed in Tijuana and threatening to storm the U.S., telling the neighboring nation in a tweet to send them ‘back to their countries’ by plane or by bus – or face a permanent closure of the border,” per Fox on Monday.
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
“Trump’s tweet followed a vow from Mexico to deport migrants who tried to illegally enter the U.S. The Trump administration has said asylum claims from members of a series of caravans originating in Central America must be processed outside the U.S., and that all those entering illegally will be denied. A federal judge has at least temporarily ruled against the policy, but the administration has taken steps to harden the border.”
The point of entry at San Ysidro between Tijuana and California was in fact temporarily closed on Sunday “to ensure public safety in response to large numbers of migrants seeking to enter the U.S. illegally,” according to a statement from Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
Her statement also explained that “some of these migrants attempted to breach legacy fence infrastructure along the border and sought to harm CBP personnel by throwing projectiles at them.”
According to an Associated Press report, “Mexico’s Interior Ministry said it would immediately deport those who tried to ‘violently’ enter the U.S. from Tijuana. Meanwhile, Tijuana’s municipal government said that more than three-dozen migrants were arrested for disturbing the peace and other charges stemming from the march and what followed.”