Migrants Bombard The Border In A Standoff With Patrol
A standoff occurred between hundreds of migrants and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.
On Sunday afternoon, a standoff occurred between hundreds of migrants and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.
Officers decked out in riot gear blocked the Paso Del Norte international bridge that connects downtown El Paso and Juárez.
Groups of migrants also appeared at two other bridges in El Paso. Barricades were used at the Stanton Bridge from 2-2:45p.m. and at the bridge of the Americas from 2:45-3:30p.m..
At the Paso Del Norte bridge, officers anchored behind concrete and plastic barriers lined with barbwire blocking the border at the middle of the top of the bridge.
Around 1:30p.m., the CBP Mobile Field Force was deployed when an abundance of migrants threatened to make a mass entry into the U.S..
A special response team and U.S. Border Patrol agents assisted the riot-control team. By 6:30p.m., the crowds returned to Mexico.
The migrants gathered demanding entry into the U.S. amid rumors the border would be opened for an express asylum.