Border Patrol agent hospitalized after being assaulted by illegal immigrant

Marsha Scott
December 1, 2018

The problem has become so pronounced - and demand to return to Honduras has gotten so high - that the government of Mexico is setting up tents in migrant camps along the border, helping those who might want to return to obtain safe passage back to Honduras and Guatemala, where the caravan originated.

Though little evidence was offered to substantiate the claim, Trump administration officials have repeatedly characterized hundreds of migrants in the group as criminals.

"The perpetrators will be prosecuted", she said then.

Tijuana's health department revealed migrants were suffering from tuberculosis, chickenpox, skin infections and hepatitis.

On Sunday, the USA closed its busiest border crossing, San Isidro, for several hours after a standoff between border guards and migrants. They fanned out on both sides of the crossing and many slipped through an opening in the border fence or tried to climb over.

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Whatever the USA and Mexico plan to do, it must be done quickly. Authorities on the United States side of the border used tear gas to disperse the migrants.

None of the 42 migrants arrested in Sunday's clash at the US-Mexico border will be criminally charged. Still others escaped prosecution because in the chaos surrounding Sunday's incident, authorities missed pieces of information necessary to file charges, such as the names of the officers who made arrests.

"As President Trump and Secretary Nielsen warned, over the last few weeks we have identified over 600 known criminals and gang members in the caravan", the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement provided to Fox News.

Tijuana officials have struggled with the migrant influx, warning they couldn't sustain the large migrant population for very long.

"Depending on their country of citizenship and their case's final disposition, the Border Patrol may turn those people over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement", said Customs and Border Protection spokesman Ralph DeSio. Asylum seekers are often released in the US pending the outcome of their cases in immigration court.

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