8:29 PM PT – Sun. Nov. 25, 2018
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is responding to the unrest at the southern U.S. border.
Nielsen says border patrol agents were forced to close the port-of-entry in a statement released today, and cited “security concerns” as its reasoning.
She explains a large number of immigrants attempted to rush the southern border wall.
After their unsuccessful attempt they allegedly began resorting to violence and throwing projectiles at border agents.
The Secretary notes the DHS will prosecute to the fullest-extent of the law anyone who destroys federal property, endangers front-line operators, or violates the nation’s sovereignty.
Further, the military will remain stationed at the border for security.