By The Daily Caller. Border Patrol agents revealed in interviews that the migrants storming the U.S.-Mexico border over the weekend were using women and children as human shields as they launched rocks at agents.
Border Patrol unleashed tear gas and pepper balls to disperse the crowd of migrants trying to cross the border in Tijuana, Mexico on Sunday. According to San Diego Chief Border Patrol Agent Rodney Scott, agents did not use dispersion techniques until after migrants had struck several agents with projectiles.
“Several agents were actually struck by rocks,” Scott said, before revealing that the migrants pushed women and children to the front of their group to discourage agents from responding to rock-throwing with force.
“What we saw over and over yesterday was that the group — the caravan, as we call them — would push women and children to the front and then begin, basically, rocking our agents,” Scott asserted. . .
Judd explained that the situation at the border yesterday was “unprecedented” and that migrants had never tried before to rush a port of entry. The Border Patrol veteran explained that illegal immigrants often abandon woman and children while being chased by authorities, knowing that they will hinder officers while they abscond. (Read more from “Migrants Used a Horrifying Tactic, Border Agents Reveal” HERE)
Border Patrol: 42 Arrested for Illegally Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border
By Fox 5. Forty-two people were arrested on suspicion of illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border after members of the migrant caravan in Tijuana marched toward the border and prompted a five-hour shutdown at the San Ysidro crossing, a Border Patrol official said Monday.
San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott told CNN Monday morning that the 42 people, mostly men, were arrested Sunday on the U.S. side of the border.
At least three Border Patrol agents were hit with rocks during Sunday’s clash, but none were seriously injured, and agents used tear gas canisters to disperse crowds at the border fence, Scott told CNN.
The American Civil Liberties Union released a statement criticizing the decision to use tear gas. (Read more from “Border Patrol: 42 Arrested for Illegally Crossing Us-Mexico Border” HERE)