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WASHINGTON – United States agents have fired tear gas over the border into Mexico at migrants trying to enter the country illegally.
Around 150 Central Americans tried to make the crossing near the town of Tijuana to the south of California on New Year’s Day.
The U.S. said security forces used tear gas after migrants threw rocks but the Associated Press reports rocks were only thrown after agents fired tear gas, and a Reuters witness says one migrant was struck by what seemed to be a tear gas canister.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said 25 people were detained, including two teenagers. The majority of migrants returned to Mexico.
It comes as the U.S. federal government remains shut down as President Donald Trump and Congress argue over funding for his proposed border wall.