FACT CHECK: What's Happening On The U.S.-Mexico Border?
On Sunday, U.S. agents fired tear gas on migrants trying to cross into the U.S. from Tijuana, Mexico. The migrants were protesting the slow pace with which the U.S. has been processing asylum claims.
More than 5,000 migrants from Central America have reached the border town of Tijuana, as part of the caravan that traveled some 3,000 miles. Most are from Honduras, where gang violence is widespread and a 2009 coup triggered an ongoing political crisis. The U.S. has long played a key role in Honduran politics.
All told, more than 7,000 migrants with the caravan have reached the state of Baja California, where Tijuana is located, according to the Mexican government.
And there were other migrants waiting in Tijuana even before the caravan members began to arrive, reporter James Fredrick notes.
Several hundred migrants were involved in the confrontation on Sunday.