Tear gas fired as dozens of migrants try illegal crossing to US

Tear gas fired as dozens of migrants try illegal crossing to USUS Border Patrol agents used tear gas and pepper spray to counter rock-throwing migrants when a group of about 150 tried to illegally cross the border from Mexico, leading to 25 arrests, the agency said on Tuesday. It is the second time since November that border officers have used tear gas during an attempted mass migrant crossing in the San Diego area. The migrants in the latest case New Year’s Eve were among 1,500 who have remained in Tijuana, Mexico, just south of San Diego, California, after a once-5,000-strong caravan of travelers — which raised the ire of President Donald Trump — largely gave up and dispersed.



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