WASHINGTON — A spokesperson for the Border Patrol department says aliens are using women and children as ‘human shields’ as they attempt to illegally cross the US border.
“What we saw over and over yesterday was that the group – the caravan, as we call them – would push women and children to the front, and then begin, basically, rocking our agents,” Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott told CNN.
“Several agents were actually struck by rocks,” Scott said, noting that three were injured in the melee.
In an interview with Fox News, National Border Patrol Council president Brandon Judd verified Scott’s account, adding that rioters also threw cement bricks and glass bottles at border patrol agents.
“What I saw on the border yesterday was not people walking up to Border Patrol agents and asking to claim asylum,” he said. “Matter of fact, one of the groups I watched, one of the groups that several of them were arrested, they passed 10 or 15 marked Border Patrol units … numerous uniformed personnel, as they were chanting, waving a Honduran flag, and throwing rocks at the agents.”
At a rally in Tupelo, Mississippi, on Monday, President Trump said his administration will continue to enforce U.S. law and crack down on foreigners attempting to enter the United States illegally.
“We will not tolerate any form of assault or attack upon our border agents, like happened yesterday, or any attempt to destroy federal property, overrun federal authorities or bring chaos and violence to American soil,” Trump said. “And if you look at what’s happening along the border, you see what’s happening. The mayor of Tijuana, he said, these are tough people. These people fight when you talk to them. These are tough people.”