Mexico set to deport almost 500 migrants

November 26, 2018

Mexico is set to deport almost 500 migrants who attempted to storm the US border.

According to Mexico’s interior ministry, the group was rounded up after trying to cross the border “violently” and “illegally” yesterday.

Video footage shows dozens of people – including women and children – running towards the fence that separates the two countries near the city of Tijuana.

They were repelled by tear gas used by US border officers. Mexico’s interior ministry said all those who were identified as having tried to cross would be deported immediately.

It added that, “far from helping their objectives”, the migrants’ actions had violated the legal migration framework and could have led to a “serious incident.”

Tensions have been high in Tijuana since the arrival of thousands of migrants earlier this month.

The migrants are in Tijuana after travelling more than 4,000km from Central America.