Border agents in Arizona arrest MS-13 member for entering United States illegally
- Author: Jon Douglas Dec 02, 2018,
Dec 02, 2018, 1:57
Mr. Ramirez told agents he'd traveled with the migrant caravan that has seen thousands of people from Honduras bust into Guatemala, then Mexico, and arrive at the U.S. -Mexico border plotting their entry.
Gastélum said that due to the arrival of the caravan, he could be forced to raise taxes for Tijuana's 1.7 million residents, who have already suffered from Sunday's clashes on the USA border, Fox News reported.
"On Nov. 24th, around 11 P.M., agents detected three people crossing the border illegally approximately one-mile east of the San Ysidro port of entry".
Mr. Ramirez, meanwhile, served 16 years in prison in Honduras for his murder conviction.
Six men and one woman jumped or slipped over the border barrier in Tijuana and were quickly detained by customs and border protection agents.
A 22-year-old man and a 38-year-old man were also from Honduras.
Homeland Security said he and the two men he was caught with are being processed for deportation.
US President Donald Trump, who has called the caravan an "invasion" full of "hardened criminals" and "thugs", is seeking to overhaul asylum policy to keep applicants out pending approval.
Tough stance on caravan keeps criminals in Mexico
Customs and Border Protection, the Border Patrol's parent agency, referred only two cases to the Justice Department for prosecution and charges were not filed because the accused had medical problems that prevented them from being held in San Diego's detention center, according to the USA official.
More than 4,700 migrants are living in tents and under blankets either directly in the shelter or in the surrounding blocks, reported the San Diego Union-Tribune.
"I'm not going to break public services to solve this problem", the Tijuana mayor said.
Trump administration officials vowed Friday to address some of the issues that forced them to decide against criminally prosecuting any of the 42 members of a Central American migrant caravan arrested last weekend who crossed the U.S. -Mexico border illegally during a chaotic clash with Border Patrol agents.
He pointed out that Tijuana residents, many of whom have taken to the streets to protest the caravan's presence, are suffering financially.
"There are people who only think about themselves, they don't think about the mothers with kids, they think about nothing".
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