The Mexican Interior Ministry said earlier in the day that up to 500 migrants who had attempted to storm the US border would be deported by the country’s authorities.
US President Donald Trump commented on the recent crisis on the US-Mexico border on Monday, urging the US Congress to fund the border wall’s construction in order to stop illegal migrants from coming into the country.
Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries. Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A. We will close the Border permanently if need be. Congress, fund the WALL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2018
Tensions in the Mexican border town of Tijuana have been running high since a caravan of thousands of migrants arrived there from Central America earlier in November. Addressing the issue, the Pentagon deployed 5,900 troops in order to prevent the migrants from crossing the border into the US.