The migrant caravan finally stormed the US-Mexico border this weekend; US Border Guards responded to rock-throwing migrants with tear gas and pepper spray.
In Tiajuana, members of the migrant caravan stormed the border crossing en masse, throwing stones and other projectiles at the border fence. Video footage posted on Twitter shows them in action:
This Is The PEACEFUL Migrant Caravan The Democrats & MSM Claimed To Be!— Sergeant Estrada🇺🇸 (@GIJoeOPS) November 26, 2018
INVADERS throwing rocks at Border Agents…by law, is assault w/a deadly weapon!
They have ZERO respect & utter disregard for our laws, sovereignty & safety of Border Agents!
In response, the guards took to using tear gas and pepper spray to hold the tidal wave back. A former border guard joked to Fox News that the migrants could put the pepper spray “on their nachos and eat it”, and that it was a “natural way” of dispersing them:
Fmr. Border Agent tells Fox News that migrants could put pepper spray on their "nachos and eat it."— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 26, 2018
"It’s natural. You could actually put it on your nachos and eat it. It’s a good way of deterring people without harm.”https://t.co/RJBttRUZwN pic.twitter.com/quspJhSxo3
The San Diego Border Patrol chief told CNN that the migrants pushed “women and children to the front”, assaulted “our agents”, and noted that “the majority don’t meet the qualifications to get asylum”:
Other migrants, while not violent, were certainly shown to be ungrateful – one woman complained about food donated by the Mexican government to the migrant caravan was only fit “for pigs”.
Of course, leftists were quick to decry the inhumane treatment of “innocent women and children” online:
Watching the whole migrant caravan happen live has been one of the most heartbreaking things I have ever seen! All the kids running and crying broke my heart into a thousand pieces😭 #MigrantCaravan— Erica Abigail (@ericaabigail_20) November 25, 2018
*crying over the migrant caravan and the fact that babies were there when the tear gas was used*— Kimmie Leiva (@kiimmieee00) November 26, 2018
Mom: Kimmie you have to understand that Trump does not care
Like these are children wtf
deploying tear gas on the migrant caravan is so fucking deplorable I can’t stop crying but I’m also not surprised at all which might be even more sad— political dog girl™️ (@treesswift) November 26, 2018
#MigrantCaravan-including women & children-dispersed by tear gas at #Tijuana as border is closed. Photos show terrified mom clutching her children as they run in panic. Is the best we can do, militarize our border & reduce to criminals desperate families seeking a better life?— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) November 25, 2018
Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, the darling of the left and self-proclaimed “Democratic Socialist”, even went so far as to claim the migrants attempting to cross the border were no different than Jews fleeing Nazi Germany:
Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 25, 2018
It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany.
It wasn’t for targeted families fleeing Rwanda.
It wasn’t for communities fleeing war-torn Syria.
And it isn’t for those fleeing violence in Central America. https://t.co/qhv7Rr1itn
Ocasio-Cortez also previously claimed ICE, the US immigration enforcement agency, violated human rights by implementing immigration law.
Twitter leftists failed to pick up on the fact that under President Obama, border agents had used almost identical tactics to disperse migrants almost 5 years ago to the day:
Reminder: The Obama Admin also used force and tear gas in 2013 when a large group of people stormed our border and threw rocks at our agents—at the same exact place. Source: https://t.co/YPlc8KXpdo— Brandon Darby (@brandondarby) November 26, 2018