"There is no agreement of any sort between the incoming Mexican government and the USA government", Sanchez said. "Congress, fund the WALL!" he added.
A chief border patrol agent said on CNN Monday morning that 42 arrests were made of migrants who crossed the USA border amidst clashes between migrants and authorities on Sunday. San Ysidro is the busiest US land crossing, and authorities there now process about 100 asylum seekers per day.
"Our way of life relies on a safe, secure and functioning border", he said.
President Trump offered Mexico some advice on deporting migrants massed in Tijuana and threatening to storm the USA, telling the neighboring nation in a tweet to send them "back to their countries" by plane or by bus - or face a permanent closure of the border.
"Similarly to what we saw the first wave of the caravan that came up a week ago or so", he continued, "the group immediately started throwing rocks and debris at our agents, taunting the agents". The migrants have also received a mixed reception from their current hosts in Mexico.
The office of Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum said in an additional statement on Sunday that at least 39 members of the caravan had been arrested in connection with the border clash over causing riots, disrupting public order and assaulting citizens, "among other causes".
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Mexican authorities have said that while many who attempted to reach the U.S. -Mexico border did so peacefully, some had done so in a "violent" manner.
Traffic across the San Ysidro port of entry between San Diego in California and Tijuana in Mexico was halted after the attempt by hundreds of migrants to force their way into the US.
She had signed up for an interview with a US asylum officer, the first step in the asylum application process - but the surge of migrants with the caravan meant that she would be waiting for weeks.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement that USA authorities will continue to have a "robust" presence along the Southwest border and that they will prosecute anyone who damages federal property or violates US sovereignty.
On Thursday, Gastélum declared the situation at the border a "humanitarian crisis" and called on the worldwide community, including organizations like the United Nations, to step in and assist the border town in its efforts to meet the needs of the thousands of migrants who have arrived there in recent weeks in their bid to claim asylum in the U.S.
"DHS will not tolerate this type of lawlessness and will not hesitate to shut down POEs for security reasons", Nielsen said. Many were fleeing violence and poverty in Honduras in hopes of finding asylum in the US. The Mexican government described Sunday's events as "acts of provocation" that were "far from helpful" for the migrants' objectives.
But Mexico's incoming government, which assumes power December 1, denied that it is willing to let US asylum-seekers stay there pending the outcome of their cases in USA immigration courts, which could take years. News slowly spread as the Thanksgiving holiday weekend wrapped up and millions were traveling back home, but by Monday morning countless Americans expressed outrage.
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After running to relative safety a few hundred feet away, hundreds of the caravan members held a sit-in. She said she never would have gotten that close with her daughter if she thought there would be gas.
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