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A group of undocumented immigrants stormed the border and caused the Pharr International Bridge to be closed.
There were some border agents who were injured in the attack after the group of around 50 migrants attacked them, CBS 4 News reported.
“At about 4 a.m. today[Friday], a group of 47 undocumented individuals attempted to illegally enter the United States in three waves via the Pharr International Bridge,” Customs And Border Protection said.
“Ignoring commands to stop, the group suddenly rushed the temporary barricades, bent metal poles and disabled the concertina wire affixed to the barrier,” it said.
Some of the migrants attempted to push their way in to the United States and when confronted by officers, grabbed for their protective devices.
The agents used tear gas and pepper balls to push the crowd back and defend themselves from the mob attack.
A group of 16 of the migrants were apprehended and two were charged with interference, and Mexican authorities grabbed the others.
President Donald Trump made an agreement with Mexico asking them to do more to protect the United States from the undocumented immigrants from getting in, Reuters reported.
Many of the Central Americans who lined up for papers at an asylum office in southern Mexico said they could abandon plans to reach the United States and remain in Mexico if U.S. President Donald Trump clamps down further on migration.
Mexico is ramping up security on its southern border with Guatemala as part of an agreement with Washington after Trump threatened to impose punitive tariffs on Mexican goods if the government did not stem the flow of migrants reaching the United States.
Under pressure from Washington, Mexico also agreed to expand a program started in January that forces migrants to wait in Mexico for the outcome of their U.S. asylum claims. The United States began increasing the pace of returns of asylum seekers to Mexico on Thursday.
In addition, if Mexico does not reduce immigration flows by mid-July, it would become a “safe third country” where asylum seekers would have to seek refuge instead of in the United States.
In the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, the overburdened COMAR refugee office in the city of Tapachula has seen a surge of asylum seekers. It is one of only three such offices in the country. People waiting in line outside the COMAR office said they would take their chances in Mexico if their only other choice was to return to violence-plagued Central America.
Thousands of families have fled poverty and rampant crime in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala in the past year, making their way through Mexico to the United States.
“If we have no other option then yes, we could remain in Mexico because we really cannot go back to Honduras,” said Dagoberto, 34, waiting in line in the blazing midday sun on Friday with his partner, Jose.
Dagoberto said he had received threats in Honduras when the business he worked for was taken over by a criminal gang. He was asking COMAR for a humanitarian visa to allow him to get to the U.S. border.
Src: The Federalist Papers