U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen issued a statement Sunday afternoon regarding the closure of the San Ysidro port of entry.
Nielsen’s statement condemns the “lawlessness” displayed on Sunday after migrants tried to storm the border. Nielsen promised to prosecute “to the fullest extent of the law anyone who destroys federal property, endangers our frontline operators, or violates our nation’s sovereignty.”
The port, the United States’ largest, was closed to traffic and pedestrians after several hundred mostly male migrants tried to physically storm the area in an effort to illegally gain entry into the country.
Nielsen’s statement revealed that several migrants not only tried to “breach” the fence, but also “sought to harm CBP personnel by throwing projectiles at them.”
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