When members of the migrant caravan attempted to storm the U.S.-Mexico border over the weekend, they allegedly used women and children as human shields while they hurled rocks at Border Patrol agents.
San Diego Chief Border Patrol Agent Rodney Scott dropped the stunning truth on CNN. He also strongly disagreed with the claim that the migrants were “peaceful” and simply seeking asylum.
“Several agents were actually struck by rocks,” Scott said.
He added, “What we saw over and over yesterday was that the group — the caravan, as we call them — would push women and children to the front and then begin, basically, rocking our agents.”
Watch the interview below via CNN:
Agents ultimately deployed tear gas after they were assaulted by the rock-throwing migrants.
Scott argued CBP agents didn’t target the women and children, but tear gas is dispersed through the air.
He also demolished the claim that the people trying to get into the U.S. illegally are just asylum seekers.
“The vast majority of the people we’re dealing with are adult males,” he said.
In response to the mayhem at the border, President Donald Trump has threatened to shut down the border completely if Mexico fails to do its part.
"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," Trump tweeted. "We will close the Border permanently if need be. Congress, fund the WALL!"
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