U.S. fired tear gas into Mexico early on New Year’s Day

Border Patrol agents hold their guns as migrants try to go over the border fence near Tijuana Mexico

The deployments were not directed at the migrants attempting entry on the USA side or at the fence line.

In a statement subsequently posted on Instagram, Rodney Scott, chief patrol agent of the US Border Patrol in San Diego, said his agents fired tear gas after being "targeted with a barrage of rocks from south of the border".

The agency said it couldn't assist children attempting to cross the border because of the rocks being thrown at its officers.

Twenty-five of the migrants, including two teenagers, were arrested after making it over the border fence.

In late November, also in the Tijuana area, United States border officers used tear gas and rubber bullets when about 500 men, women and children scrambled over a rusted metal fence and surged into a concrete riverbed before they encountered a second fence.

US Customs and Border Protection said it responded to the rocks with smoke, pepper spray and tear gas.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that they used tear gas after some migrants began throwing rocks, according to the Associated Press.

The White House has also attempted to prevent migrants from applying for asylum if they cross the border illegally, and to rule that domestic abuse or gang violence does not qualify migrants for asylum.

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The incident comes a little more than a month after a similar incident in which agents fired tear gas at migrants, igniting anger, debate and concern. "However, this incident needs to be examined within the broader context of United States policies at the border".

Instead, when they made a late night attempt to cross the barrier, a witness said they were met with tear gas fired by U.S. border agents into Mexico. Hundreds of migrants who were downwind of the gas were affected.

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 US border, where many have hoped to request asylum.

Waldman, however, used the incident on January 1, to prop up US President Donald Trump's idea of a $5bn border fence on the border with Mexico. The rest asked to be transported back home or dispersed to other parts of Mexico.

The incident marks the second time in recent weeks that border agents have had to use tear gas against a mass attempt to overwhelm the border.

The issue of border securityhas paralyzed the government after President Trump demanded an additional $5 billion in funding for securing the frontier and Democrats refused.

Border Patrol agents are beginning to feel the effects of the partial government shutdown.

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