Nielsen Defends Homeland Security’s Use Of Tear Gas, Slams Migrants’ ‘Lawlessness’

Kirstjen Nielsen, the Homeland Security secretary, appeared to defend her agency’s use of tear gas on members of a migrant caravan approaching America’s southern border on Sunday, saying she would not “tolerate” any kind of “lawlessness” from those hoping to apply for political asylum.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection closed off the border crossing that leads into San Diego on Sunday as a march of migrants, many traveling from Central America, approached the area. Hundreds of members of the caravan attempted to circumvent a blockade by Mexican police and run toward the border, but they were met with CBP agents who then fired tear gas across the border.  more

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