No one arrested in border clash is prosecuted — APNewsBreak


On Friday, federal prosecutors charged two caravan members with assault and illegally entering the U.S. In one instance, an 18-year-old from Honduras was caught with four others and elbowed a border patrol agent, officials said.

"It was Border Patrol agents' effort and valued partnership with the Honduran Consulate in Los Angeles that helped us identify a unsafe convicted felon moving amongst the migrant caravan", said San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott.

The Border Patrol office in San Diego said via Twitter that pedestrian crossings have been suspended at the San Ysidro port of entry at both the East and West facilities. DHS officials found documents concerning his prison time on Ramirez - and those details were then confirmed by the Honduran Consulate in Los Angeles.

Six men and one woman jumped or slipped over the border barrier in Tijuana and were quickly detained by customs and border protection agents.

The other two men who were arrested, ages 38 and 22, were Honduran nationals.

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

California assessing legal action against use of force on Mexico border

Administration officials have portrayed the caravan as a lawless, violent mob, saying there are some 600 people in the group who have a criminal history. They were forced back by US Border Patrol agents, who fired tear gas and rubber bullets.

"I'm not going to break public services to solve this problem", Gastélum told Fox News.

More than 4,700 migrants are living in tents and under blankets either directly in the shelter or in the surrounding blocks, reported the San Diego Union-Tribune.

A group of asylum seekers camping out at the U.S. -Mexico border have started a hunger strike to protest Mexico's efforts to block them from making their way to U.S. The protest group is part of a caravan of thousands of Central American asylum seekers who have waited for weeks in the Mexican border town of Tijuana to process their asylum claims.

He pointed out that Tijuana residents, many of whom have taken to the streets to protest the caravan's presence, are suffering financially.

Mark Tapscott is a senior investigative journalist.

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