November 27, 2018

This is where The Migrants Were and Where They Faced Barbed Wire and Tear Gas




SAN YSIDRO
CROSSING
Tear gas used
in this area
Police
blockade
UNITED STATES
Train 
crossing
MEXICO
3
Tear gas used
in this area
Police
blockade
Tijuana River
Barrier
1
CHAPARRAL
CROSSING
One of three key places
where migrants tried 
to cross the border
United
States
Police
blockade
Area of detail
2
Mexico
Satellite image by DigitalGlobe via Google
United States Customs and Border Protection officers used tear gas on Sunday to deter hundreds of migrants who attempted to cross the border into the United States. Migrants tried to enter at three locations near the border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico.

1The Tijuana River


Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
A number of migrants tried to cross into the United States at the nearly dry Tijuana River and were met with a law enforcement blockade with barbed wire and tear gas. In a widely viewed photograph, a woman can be seen pulling her family away from tear gas fired by Customs and Border Protection officers.

2The Chaparral Crossing


Mario Tama/Getty Images
Others crossed the Tijuana River on their way to El Chaparral, a port of entry on the Mexico side of the border, to evade the police blockade.

3The Train Tracks


Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press
Migrants also met tear gas and law enforcement officials at a set of train tracks near the San Ysidro crossing. The United States shut down the crossing in both directions in response to the migrants’ attempt to cross.

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