In a statement released by the Mexican government on Monday, Mexico's interior ministry reported through the National Institute of Migration that 98 people were slated to be deported to their home countries in connection with "violent" behavior at the U.S. -Mexico border.
Under President Donald Trump, CBP's use of the substance has hit a seven-year record high, with the agency deploying the substance a total of 29 times in fiscal year 2018, which ended on September 30, 2018, according to the agency's data.
"They were being rushed by some very tough people and they used tear gas", Trump said Monday of the previous day's encounter. The country's Interior Department said about 500 people attempted to rush the border, while USA authorities put the number at 1,000. Speaking to reporters outside the White House, he said: "First of all, the tear gas is a very minor form of the tear gas itself. It's very safe", he later added.
However, Mexico's foreign ministry sent the U.S. government a diplomatic note expressing its concern about the use of non-lethal weapons, and calling for a full investigation.
"And in some cases, you know, they are not the parents". She estimated about 20 people had already passed in front of her, and parents begged agents not to unleash the gas because there were young children present.
"They say that's one of the reasons they want to go to the United States", Reuters photographer Kim Kyung-Hoon told CBS News correspondent Mireya Villarreal. The Trump administration temporarily shut down the port near San Diego on Sunday, reopening it on Sunday night.
Schumer, who was easily reelected as Senate Democratic leader earlier this month, has faced nearly constant ire from the progressive grassroots in recent months as he has allowed over a dozen of Trump's right-wing judges to sail through the Senate with no resistance while getting nearly nothing in return-aside from a bit more time to campaign.
"Left to our own devices, the Senate and House could come to an agreement", Schumer said.
US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said the administration's concerns about the caravan "were borne out and on full display" Sunday. "Congress, fund the WALL!"
A bipartisan deal in the Senate approved $1.6 billion in border security, but Trump remained adamant that he needed the $5 billion to fund the centerpiece of his 2016 presidential campaign.
Gastelum said he has met with American officials who "agreed to hurry up their documentation and process of doing what they have to do" to process the migrants' applications.
But the choking tear gas, known as CS gas, is considered to be a chemical weapon that was outlawed on the battlefield by the United States and other nations in a 1993 agreement.
"This group was predominately male and many were throwing projectiles including rocks and concrete at border patrol agents", Tyler Houlton, DHS Press Secretary, told members of the media.
US President Donald Trump is strongly defending the use of tear gas at the Mexico border to repel a crowd of migrants that included angry rock-throwers and barefoot, crying children.
Yael Weiss, who captured the video, said she saw from the bridge and witnessed the caravan breaking through the police barrier.
Mexico says it has deported almost 100 migrants who attempted to enter the US.
"I don't do anything ... just for political gain", Trump told Politico on Wednesday, referring to his push for a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border. "If the court rules in favor of Obama having that right, it's going to be a disaster because we will get nothing, we will get nothing done".
We need Democratic leadership who are going to have a goddamn backbone and reject this racist ideology.