Now we’re talking.
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. We will close the Border permanently if need be. Congress, fund the WALL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2018
Well, alrighty then. News coming from the legacy media outlets has been scarce other than to push the families separated and there are women and children in the caravan narratives of late, but the president himself has been letting the world know that the border patrol augmentation by the U.S. Military has been successful, there is now razor wire lining the fence from the top to the ground in San Diego, and that the port of entry has been closed thanks to the migrants trying to rush the border over the weekend.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said it suspended northbound and southbound crossings for both pedestrians and vehicles at the San Ysidro port of entry at approximately 11:30 a.m. local time. It later tweeted that the pedestrian crossings had re-opened, a little more than four hours after the initial closure. The vehicle lanes re-opened at approximately 5 p.m. local time, five-and-a-half hours after they were closed.
CBP added that some demonstrators “attempted to illegally enter the U.S. through both the northbound and southbound vehicle lanes at the port of entry itself. Those persons were stopped and turned back to Mexico.”
That resulted in the use of crowd control measures, i.e. tear gas when stone like projectiles was thrown at American law enforcement.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement that some migrants “attempted to breach legacy fence infrastructure along the border and sought to harm CBP personnel by throwing projectiles at them.
“As I have continually stated, DHS will not tolerate this type of lawlessness and will not hesitate to shut down ports of entry for security and public safety reasons,” Nielsen said. “We will also seek to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law anyone who destroys federal property, endangers our frontline operators, or violates our nation’s sovereignty.”
And now, the good man is talking about just closing the border altogether. (Art of the Deal move, not that it will be reported that way.) Stay tuned. This is not over yet.