While the caravans have faded from the news cycle, the rump of the ones that arrived in November are still stuck in limbo at the border. Yesterday, they attempted to rush the border again:
“A group of about 150 migrants attempted to breach a San Diego border fence on New Year’s, and some began throwing rocks at responding U.S. border agents who deployed pepper spray and tear gas on the crowd, authorities said …
Some migrants began throwing rocks over the fence at agents and officers, according to the agency.
“Several teenagers, wrapped in heavy jackets, blankets and rubber mats were put over the concertina wire. Border Patrol agents witnessed members of the group attempting to lift toddler-sized children up and over the concertina wire and (have) difficulty accomplishing the task in a safe manner,” a news release from U.S. authorities states.
The news release does not say what time the incident occurred, and a follow-up question was not immediately answered. Migrants interviewed in Tijuana said the incident occurred around 2 a.m. on Tuesday.
The Customs and Border Protection release said agents and officers deployed smoke, pepper spray and CS gas to address the rock throwers, who they said were assaulting border agents and also risking the safety of migrants who had already made it onto the U.S. side. …”
It was reported a few days ago that the biggest caravan yet, one that is 15,000 strong, is set to leave Honduras soon. Meanwhile, parts of the government have been shutdown for nearly two weeks because Congress can’t summon the will to spend a measly $5 billion to address the problem.