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Border agents fire tear gas at migrants attempting to cross border illegally

02 January 2019

US border agents launched tear gas into Mexico early on Tuesday to deter a group of migrants that one official called "a violent mob" from crossing over from Tijuana, according to a Reuters witness and the usa government.

Last time the USA border patrol resorted to tear gas to fend off an avalanche of migrants trying to break through the fence in November, it sparked a massive backlash after videos and photos of women and children as young as three coughing and fleeing in disarray went viral.

The agency said officers fired smoke and other chemical agents into the crowd after some people began throwing rocks over the fence at border agents.

The AP photographer saw rocks thrown only after U.S. agents fired the tear gas.

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In a previous incident, USA agents launched tear gas across the border after some migrants tried to breach the border following a peaceful march in Tijuana on November 26.

Although CBP policy says agents are not allowed to use tear gas on pregnant women and children, several women and children were among the group targeted by the gas used at the time.

Approximately 150 migrants tried to illegally enter the United States by climbing over and under the border fence, but due to the high number of Border Patrol agents, about 45 turned back.

Multiple children were among the migrants attempting to cross, and officers reported seeing some of them lift "toddler-sized children up and over the concertina wire". It said its agents could not assist the children because of the rocks being thrown.

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The tear gas and pepper spray forced the rock throwers to flee while numerous migrants who were trying to illegally cross the border also turned back.

A Homeland Security spokesperson described the group as "a violent mob". Twenty-five people were arrested, including two teenagers who attempted to cross, according to CBP.

Thousands of Central American migrants have been camping at shelters in Tijuana since arriving in November after traveling in caravans across Mexico to reach the USA border, where many have hoped to request asylum.

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Border agents fire tear gas at migrants attempting to cross border illegally