‘We Will Close the Border Permanently if Need Be’

Incoming Mexico government officials say there’s no deal to host U.S. asylum-seekers

Trump has called on Mexico and countries farther to the south to take actions that would prevent such migrant caravans from ever reaching the US border.

"There is no agreement of any sort between the incoming Mexican government and the US government", future Interior Minister Olga Sanchez said in a statement.

The president is putting more pressure on Mexico, warning that he might close the southern border "permanently" if necessary. "Congress, fund the WALL!"

United States authorities have re-opened the San Ysidro port of entry into Mexico after briefly closing it following an attempt by hundreds of migrants to breach a fence, the Customs and Border Protection agency said Sunday. In 2013, during the Obama administration, Border Patrol agents used pepper spray to fend off a crowd of approximately 100 migrants who attempted to rush the San Ysidro port of entry.

Duncan Wood, the director of the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center in Washington, said in a statement that "the closing of the border is a drastic response to a serious incident but it is vital that calm heads prevail".

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Video clips posted on Twitter showed large numbers of migrants dashing across a shallow concrete waterway toward the border. The migrants have also received a mixed reception from their current hosts in Mexico.

As they marched, Customs and Border Protection closed the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry between Tijuana and San Diego.

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Meanwhile, the United States has ordered the deployment of 5,900 active-duty troops to the southern border to prevent migrants from crossing it, with the White House later saying that the soldiers had been authorised to use lethal force if necessary.

On Sunday, Mexico promised to shore up security along the border, and the country's Interior Ministry said it would immediately deport those who tried to "violently" enter the USA from Tijuana. Most of the migrants in the group were men. The port averages around 70,000 vehicle and 20,000 pedestrian crossings a day.

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The dramatic shutdown took place only three days after Trump threatened to close the "whole border" with Mexico if "it gets to a level where we're going to lose control or people are going to start getting hurt".

The busiest USA border crossing is open again this morning, after a confrontation forced it to close temporarily Sunday, as frustration among thousands of migrants upset by the slow pace of the US asylum process boiled over.

"As I have continually stated, DHS will not tolerate this type of lawlessness and will not hesitate to shut down ports of entry for security and public safety reasons", she said, adding the U.S. would "seek to prosecute" offenders.

Migrants hold American flags during a peaceful march.

Irineo Mujica, who has accompanied the migrants for weeks as part of the aid group Pueblo Sin Fronteras, said the aim of Sunday's march toward the USA border was to make the migrants' plight more visible to the governments of Mexico and the U.S. President Enrique Pena Nieto offered thousands of Central Americans asylum on October 26 if they agreed to remain in southern Mexico. If they agreed to the "Remain in Mexico" policy, those caravan members - and nearly certainly many thousands more who are on their way to the USA - would have to be cared for in Mexico while they await the outcome of their asylum requests.

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