CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA.- The US Border Patrol union fired back at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Wednesday, November 2nd, after the left-wing organization condemned moves by agents to deal with illegal migrants who had allegedly assaulted them.
“We read this morning that the ACLU is upset that BP agents have the audacity to defend themselves,” the National Border Patrol Council tweeted.
“We have a response for them. Go to hell.”
The union was responding after the ACLU expressed outrage over an incident that took place Monday and was partially caught on camera. The group of Venezuelan migrants illegally crossed into El Paso, Texas, as they waved an enormous flag. Agents can be seen pushing migrants back into the river while firing pepper balls near them to control the crowd.
In a statement, CBP said a group of Venezuelans had attempted to illegally enter the U.S. while protesting along the Rio Grande’s international boundary.
Customs and Border Patrol agents fire rubber bullets on migrants as migrants retreat on the north bank of the Rio Grande in El Paso, Texas. pic.twitter.com/3dvzFo458R— J. Omar Ornelas (@fotornelas) October 31, 2022
The agency said one of the protesters assaulted an agent with a flagpole while another threw a rock at agents, injuring one in the process. That, in turn, led the Border Patrol to initiate crowd-control measures.
“These measures included the use of the authorized less-lethal force pepper ball launching system,” the statement said. “The crowd then dispersed and returned to Mexico.”
The incident comes amid a continued flood of illegal migration. across the U.S. border. There were more than 2.3 million migrant encounters in FY 2022, and more than 227,000 in September. Fox News cameras this week have seen a number of large groups of migrants coming across the border.
Source: Efecto C