Skip to comments.Border agents use tear gas to stop nearly 50 undocumented migrants who stormed Rio Grande bridge
Posted on 07/20/2019 2:23:54 PM PDT by Kaslin
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents had to use tear gas and pepper spray early Saturday to stop nearly 50 undocumented individuals from illegally entering the U.S. after they stormed a port of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, officials said.
The incident at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge took place at around 4 a.m. The bridge is closed between midnight at 6 a.m., but CBP has had to construct temporary barriers in the middle of the span due to the large influx of migrants using the bridge at night.
A CBP official told Fox News the group attempted to rush across the bridge in three waves.
"Ignoring commands to stop, the group suddenly rushed the temporary barricades, bent metal poles and disabled the concertina wire affixed to the barrier, the official said.
CBP officers, Border Patrol agents, Pharr police and members of the Texas Department of Public Safety were called upon to prevent the groups entry, according to the official.
The bridge opened to commercial traffic at 8 a.m. after a two-hour delay.
The Trump administration has mandated that asylum seekers remain in Mexico while their cases are heard in an effort to slow the flow of mostly Central American migrants to the southern border. The White House also said this week it was banning migrants from seeking U.S. protections if they pass through another country first, though that rule has been challenged in court.
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Racist tear gas
Claymores would work.
Either kind, although the ones that say “Front Toward Enemy” would be the most effective.
This IS a war. An invasion by foreign forces. Too bad our government doesn’t quite realize it.
I know that I’m over reacting a little, but may I suggest Ma Duce and Claymores?
Somehow the name Gatling reminds me of a peculiar way to deal with such a problem...
Going on three years in and we’re still playing whack-a-mole at the border? Really?
I mean...its a good start..
This is only acceptable if they were out of 00 Buckshot.
Set up mini-guns. Shoot into the dirt in front of them. Let them walk into the fray if they want
Only to be used on Republicans and true American citizens.
Active Denial Technology
This or much more formidable barriers should have been used a LONG time ago. The Border Patrol need to amp it up a whole lot.
The first kind get kind of heavy after 10 or 20 uses.
They realize it. They're the ones who are orchestrating it. They want it.
How cruel. snif. sob./s
If the tear gas doesn’t work, maybe it’s a good opportunity to field test those microwave crowd repelling devices
then rubber bullets,
Then fire hoses,
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