US reopens portion of Mexico border it shut down as groups of migrants clashed with authorities and reportedly stormed port of entry

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Authorities clashed with groups that are believed to be from the Central American migrant caravan Sunday after a group estimated to be in the hundreds stormed a US port of entry.  Migrants walked from a makeshift shelter in Tijuana, Mexico to head to San Ysidro, the largest port of entry on the southern US border to confront border authorities and make asylum claims.  All crossings reopened shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday. Mexico’s interior ministry said in a statement that it would deport migrants from the 500-strong group that had “violently” tried to cross the US border. The confrontation comes less than a day after President Donald Trump tweeted that the United States will no longer allow asylum-seekers to enter the country until their claims are approved by a judge. 

Authorities clashed with members of a migrant caravan after a group estimated to be in the hundreds stormed a US port of entry, according to video and photos posted to social media from journalists on the ground. 

The migrants left a makeshift shelter in Tijuana to head for San Ysidro, the largest port of entry on the southern US border. It has been reported nearly 5,000 migrants from the Central American caravan were being held in the Mexican city. See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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