Convicted Murderer, MS-13 Gang Members Snuck Into US With Caravan

Leonard Pitts The day we used tear gas against children

Leonard Pitts The day we used tear gas against children

No criminal charges will be filed against any of the 42 people associated with a caravan of Central American migrants who were arrested in a clash that ended with US authorities firing tear gas into Mexico to counter rock throwers, The Associated Press has learned. Officials confirmed his conviction and sentence with the Honduran Consulate in Los Angeles.

One of the other men who illegally crossed into the United States after traveling in the caravan has been deported in the past. "The truth is we are fighting for our rights", said one of the migrants, Gerson Madrid, a 22-year-old Honduran who started the trek to the United States in early October to better provide for a young daughter he left behind.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told The Hill that it has addressed other federal government agencies "to defend our sovereignty, protect our frontline men and women and secure our border".

Trump administration officials are vowing to address some of issues that forced them to decide against criminally prosecuting any of the 42 members of a Central American migrant caravan arrested last weekend.

The mayor of Tijuana added that whoever organized this migrant caravan needs to be held accountable and face criminal charges.

Then on Sunday, a group of the migrants attempted to cross into the USA near the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

That wait could take months, a fact that has Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum anxious that the caravan's presence is creating both health hazards and a financial crisis for his city. He was with a 12-year-old boy who he took under his wing after the boy's parents left the caravan to return to Honduras.

Customs and Border Protection, the Border Patrol's parent agency, referred only two cases to the Justice Department for prosecution and charges were not filed because the accused had medical problems that prevented them from being held in San Diego's detention center, according to the US official.

"I'm not going to break public services to solve this problem", the Tijuana mayor said.

"There are people who only think about themselves, they don't think about the mothers with kids, they think about nothing".

According to Fox News, the tent city encampment also was hit with rain and wind overnight, "flooding overcrowded spaces, leaving wet clothes, sleeping bags and litter strewn about an unsanitary and inhumane existence".

Mark Tapscott is a senior investigative journalist.

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