Hundreds of illegal border crossers reportedly stormed the Gateway International Bridge in Brownsville, Texas. That's a day after hundreds of other foreigners tried to illegally cross into El Paso. Border agents fired pepper balls to try to deter them.
Law enforcement is said to have lost control of the bridge for several hours.
The following is an excerpt from "Border Report."
McALLEN, Texas (Border Report) — It took law enforcement several hours to get control of the Gateway International Bridge in Brownsville, Texas, on Tuesday after hundreds of migrants stormed the bridge trying to enter the United States from Mexico without immigration documents, according to several officials.
The events unfolded just a day after border officials in El Paso, in West Texas, also were confronted with hundreds of asylum-seekers who tried to illegally cross and had to fire pepper balls to deter them, officials said.
Brownsville Mayor John Cowen said in a statement “at least 200 migrants attempted to force their way across the Gateway Bridge,” just after midnight on Tuesday. This caused the bridge leading from Matamoros, Mexico, to remain closed for several hours. (Continued...)
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