Rock-Throwing Migrants Forced Women and Children to Do THIS
"If they were truly asylum seekers, they would have just walked up and surrendered and that did not take place," says the Chief Patrol Agent, San Diego Sector Border Control, defending the decision to use tear gas. https://t.co/w67XCL3JqD pic.twitter.com/ZWrl4N2bOM— New Day (@NewDay) November 26, 2018
While celebrities like Alec Baldwin slandered the hardworking men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection for preventing migrants from illegally crossing the border Sunday, agents at the San Ysidro port of entry explained what really happened. (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.
Scott further explained to CNN that agents did not intentionally target women and children with tear gas, but that "once that chemical is released, it does go through the air."