Updated at 12:35 PM PT – Mon. Nov. 26, 2018
Border Patrol agents say 69 migrants are under arrest after the migrant caravan attempted to force their way across the U.S. border.
San Diego Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott confirmed the report in an interview on Monday, adding the majority of those arrested were adult males.
Scott also said agents only resorted to using tear gas to deter migrants after members began to pelt U.S. officials with rocks.
In addition to the arrests, the Mexican government is planning to deport as many as 500 migrants they say attempted to enter the U.S. violently and illegally.
Reports suggest Mexico has already deported roughly 100.