(National Sentinel) Unsecure: The chief of the U.S. Border Patrol for the San Diego, Calif., sector said Monday that while dozens of mostly male migrants were arrested after they rushed the border on Sunday, “many” others made it illegally into the country.
“We ended up making about 42 arrests. Only eight of those were females, and there were only a few children involved. The vast majority of those were adult males,” Border Patrol San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodney S. Scott told CNN Monday morning.
“To be completely frank, there were numerous people that actually made it across the border,” Scott added.
“We’re in the process of building a new border wall here but we don’t have it completed. There were some sections that had dilapidated border wall that was made out of scrap metal the military gave us,” he continued.
“The group breached a couple sections of that, actually tore down one small section and started to rush across and that’s the time they started assaulting our agents, and we were able to hold them back using riot techniques.”
The San Ysidro port of entry was closed early Sunday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.
Meanwhile, Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost told Fox News Monday that 1,000 of the 6,000 caravan migrants currently staying in Tijuana, Mexico, tried to rush the border — a figure that is higher than initial estimates.
POTUS Donald Trump threatened Monday to close the entire U.S.-Mexico border for an undetermined period of time if Mexican officials did not begin deporting the thousands of migrants it has allowed to cross its territory for weeks — as thousands more head towards the United States.
Mexico vowed Sunday to deport about 500 who tried to “violently” and “illegally” cross the border, but that remains to be seen.
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