Maria Lila Meza Castro (C), a 39-year-old migrant woman from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, runs away from tear gas with her five-year-old twin daughters Saira Nalleli Mejia Meza (L) and Cheili Nalleli Mejia Meza (R) in front of the border wall between the U.S and Mexico, in Tijuana, Mexico November 25, 2018. Picture taken November 25, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
President Donald Trump
is defending his administration’s use of tear gas to stop a group of Central American migrants who tried to force their way into the United States.
The unrest represented a serious escalation of the crisis, with authorities on both sides of the border arresting migrants and pledging to prosecute those engaging in violence.