US Shuts Border Post to Keep Out Migrants from Mexico

US officials closed a border crossing in southern California on Sunday after hundreds of migrants tried to breach a border fence from the Mexican city of Tijuana, US authorities announced.

The US Customs and Border Protection office in San Diego, California, said on Twitter that it had closed both north and south access to vehicle traffic at the San Ysidro border post, before also suspending pedestrian crossings.

Video clips posted on Twitter showed large numbers of migrants dashing across a shallow concrete waterway toward the border.

Several thousand migrants, most from Central America, have been gathering in Tijuana in hopes of entering the US, development that has angered President Donald Trump.

The Republican president has called for tougher immigration laws, telling congress it is time to ‘build the wall’ across the Mexican border.


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