The US President Donald Trump called on Monday” very safe ” tear gas, which was used on Sunday by us law enforcement officials against illegal migrants who were trying to get through the US-Mexican border and get to the US. The head of state gave an assessment of the situation during the round table on the reform of the criminal justice system in Biloxi (Mississippi). His speech was broadcast by the White house.
Present at the round table journalists asked Trump to comment on the use of tear gas against migrants and their children. “I would ask why they went there? First, used at the border(tear gas) is a very weak form of tear gas as such, it is very safe,” the head of state noted.
He wondered why parents, knowing that tear gas would be used at the border, went there with their children. “In some cases, they are not parents. These are people who are called ” invaders.” They grab children because they believe that it will give them a certain status, certain advantages,” Trump said.
On Sunday, November 25, about 500 immigrants from Central America tried to break from Tijuana to the United States. American security forces used tear gas against them. Later that day, the Mexican authorities announced that they would not deploy armed forces at the border, but would increase security there, as well as deport those migrants who resorted to violence and participated in riots at the border.
According to official data, in the areas of the cities of Mexico and Tijuana in the Mexican state of Baja California North are a little more than 7.4 thousand participants of the caravan of migrants from Central America. Dissatisfied with the mass arrival of migrants residents of Tijuana November 18 held a protest against their presence in the city.