- The Washington Times - Monday, November 26, 2018

President Trump threatened Monday to “close the Border permanently if need be” and called on Mexico to deport members of the migrant caravan after skirmishes broke out between border agents and migrants at the Southern border this weekend.

On Sunday, violence broke out after a group peeled off from those protesting and attempted to get through the border. Authorities used tear gas at those trying to force their way through a hole in the fence.

Just one day before that, a Honduran man claiming to be a part of the caravan set a tree on fire and threw rocks at border agents trying to arrest him. No agents were hit in the struggle.

The president ranted about the migrant caravan throughout the Thanksgiving weekend. On Saturday he threatened to close the U.S. border “for any reason it becomes necessary.” Mr. Trump also accused South American countries of “dumping” people on the U.S.

• Gabriella Muñoz can be reached at gmunoz@washingtontimes.com.

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