MS-13 Member Came to US With Caravan

MS-13 Member Came to US With Caravan

MS-13 Member Came to US With Caravan

That didn't turn out to be the case; it appears numerous members of the "migrant caravan" were sold a bill of goods, and are just coming to realize that crossing the border will be much more hard than they imagined, particularly in light of the weekend's violence.

A "vast majority" of the 42 arrested on Sunday were adult males, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

Charges were not filed because the administration generally doesn't separate families and because Customs and Border Protection didn't collect enough evidence needed to build cases, including the names of arresting officers, according to a US official familiar with the matter who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

"The perpetrators will be prosecuted", she said then.

Thousands of migrants have arrived in Tijuana in recent weeks.

On Sunday, the United States closed its busiest border crossing, San Isidro, for several hours after a standoff between border guards and migrants.

Hundreds of people marched toward the San Ysidro crossing where they were stopped by Mexican police.

Whatever the US and Mexico plan to do, it must be done quickly.

Agents repelled the incursion by firing tear gas - a move that's drawn condemnation from some immigrant-rights advocates who said those involved in the assault should have been welcomed and allowed to apply for asylum.

"Our agents' vigilance prevented this risky person from illegally re-entering our communities", said Rodney S. Scott, chief agent for the Border Patrol's San Diego sector.

Officials say the suspect will face charges for assaulting a federal agent. Still others escaped prosecution because in the chaos surrounding Sunday's incident, authorities missed pieces of information necessary to file charges, such as the names of the officers who made arrests.

Preparations for the new shelter have been in the works for days, officials said.

"Depending on their country of citizenship and their case's final disposition, the Border Patrol may turn those people over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement", said Customs and Border Protection spokesman Ralph DeSio.

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