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- Yesterday, November 25th, a group of migrants in Tijuana marched to the U.S. border to appeal to the U.S. government to speed up asylum claims.
- Some from the group attempted to get through the fencing and wire separating the two countries, leading U.S. agents to fire tear gas.
- Local authorities in Tijuana said that it had arrested 39 migrants for disturbing the peace and other charges related to the march and attempts to cross the international line.
- Mexico’s Interior Ministry has said it would immediately deport those who tried to “violently” enter the U.S. from Tijuana.
- Meanwhile, American authorities also shut down the nation’s busiest border crossing at San Ysidro for several hours.
- Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said in a statement that U.S. authorities will continue to have a “robust” presence along the southwest border and that they will prosecute anyone who damages federal property or violates U.S. sovereignty.