The US President Donald trump called Monday a “very safe” tear gas used on Sunday law enforcement officers of the United States against illegal migrants trying to sneak across the U.S.-Mexican border and into the United States. The head of state gave an assessment of the situation during a round table on the reform of the criminal justice system in Biloxi (Mississippi). His statement aired from the White house.

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Present at the round table reporters asked trump to comment on the use of tear gas against the migrants and their children. “I’d ask why they went there? First, [the used] tear gas is a very weak form of tear gas as such, it is very safe,” said the head of state.

He wondered why parents, knowing that the border will use tear gas, go there with their children. “In some cases it’s not parents. It’s people who are called “invaders”. They take the kids, because I think it gives them a certain status, certain benefits,” says trump .

Sunday, November 25, nearly 500 immigrants from Central America tried to break from Tijuana into the United States. American security forces used tear gas against them. Later that same day, Mexican authorities announced that they would not deploy on the border, the armed forces, but will increase there security measures, and deport those migrants who resorted to violence and participated in the riots at the border.

According to official data, in the cities of Mexicali and Tijuana in the Mexican state of Baja California North, are little more than 7.4 thousand participants of the caravan of migrants from Central American countries. Dissatisfied with the mass arrival of migrants, the residents of Tijuana on November 18 to protest against their presence in the city.