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Tear Gas Deployed, Port Of Entry Shut Down After Hundreds Of Migrants Rush The Southern Border

Footage posted Sunday on Twitter showed hundreds of unlawful migrants pushing past Mexican police and rushing the U.S. port of entry in San Ysidro, Caifornia, in what is sure to be a test for U.S. and Mexican immigration and border enforcement officials.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection have suspended northbound and southbound vehicle traffic and pedestrian crossings at the San Ysidro port of entry.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection shut down the San Ysidro, Calif., port of entry on Sunday, after hundreds of migrants from South American rushed the U.S. – Mexico border. (Twitter)

Tear gas was fired by Customs and Border Protection agents after migrants threw what looked to be rocks at them. Children were screaming and coughing from the tear gas.

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Earlier this month, U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters at The White House that troops stationed at the Southern border would treat the throwing of rocks like “firearms.”

The freeway just north of the San Ysidro port of entry was completely shut down Sunday after hundreds of migrants attempted to storm the U.S. – Mexico border.

“We’re not going to put up with that,” President Trump said. “They want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back. I told them to consider it a rifle. When they throw rocks, like they did at the Mexico military and police, I said, consider it a rifle.”

Within minutes, the group of migrants that rushed the border disappeared. Most members of the group were men.

A migrant family, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, run away from tear gas in front of the border wall between the U.S and Mexico in Tijuana, Mexico November 25, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon - RC1CEA31D520
A migrant family, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, run away from tear gas in front of the border wall between the U.S and Mexico in Tijuana, Mexico November 25, 2018. (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon)

Migrants cross a riverbed at the Mexico-U.S. border after getting past a line of police at the Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, as they try to reach the U.S. The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and says that he has asked the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants who have arrived in the city. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Migrants cross a riverbed at the Mexico-U.S. border after getting past a line of police at the Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, as they try to reach the U.S. The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and says that he has asked the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants who have arrived in the city. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

On Saturday, a 31-year-old Honduran man who split from the caravan threw rocks at U.S. Border Patrol agents as well as a helicopter, after setting a tree on fire.

The tentative deal, but now disputed deal, between the U.S. and Mexico has viewed as a way to dissuade Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States.

Migrants break past a line of police as they run toward the Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, near the San Ysidro entry point into the U.S. More than 5,000 migrants are camped in and around a sports complex in Tijuana after making their way through Mexico in recent weeks via caravan. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Migrants break past a line of police as they run toward the Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, near the San Ysidro entry point into the U.S. More than 5,000 migrants are camped in and around a sports complex in Tijuana after making their way through Mexico in recent weeks via caravan. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Trump administration officials have implied that the majority of asylum claims are fraudulent.

A migrant man pushes a child in a baby stroller past a cordon of riot police as he joins a small group of migrants trying to cross the border together at the Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. A small group of Central American migrants marched peacefully to a border crossing in Tijuana Thursday to demand better conditions and push to enter the U.S. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A migrant man pushes a child in a baby stroller past a cordon of riot police as he joins a small group of migrants trying to cross the border together at the Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. A small group of Central American migrants marched peacefully to a border crossing in Tijuana Thursday to demand better conditions and push to enter the U.S. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

“There is no agreement of any sort between the incoming Mexican government and the U.S. government,” incoming Mexican Interior Minister Olga Sanchez said in a statement.

(MORE: Incoming Obrador Administration Disputes Report Of Deal Reached With US On Asylum-Seekers: Report)

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