Border Patrol agents in San Diego, Calif., assigned to the U.S. /Mexico Border were assaulted with rocks, bottles, and other projectiles, according to reports released on Monday.
Upwards of 100 alleged Mexicans crossed the International Border from Mexico and illegally entered the United States, one-quarter-mile west of the San Ysidro Port of Entry in the Tijuana River channel, according to Border Patrol officials.
The group of illegal aliens began to walk toward a lone Border Patrol agent posted about 300 yards away from the U.S.-Mexican borderline. The agent followed SOP (standard operating procedure) and ordered the angry mob to stop.
The Mexican nationals completely ignored the agent’s commands and continued to advance toward him. The agent quickly used his PepperBall Launcher System, an intermediate use-of-force device, in an effort to stop the group and protect himself, but the illegal-border crossers refused to halt their advance.
At that point during the incident, a number of Border Patrol agents responded to the scene in their agency vehicles just as the crowd became increasingly unruly and began throwing rocks and bottles.
The crowd struck several agents in the arms and legs with rocks; one agent was hit in the head with a water bottle, according to the San Diego sector chief.
Agents deployed several intermediate use-of-force devices and Mexican law enforcement authorities were contacted. The use of intermediate use-of-force devices eventually caused the group to disperse and return to Mexico.
According to former police detective and U.S. Marine Sid Franes, it appears that Mexican lawbreakers have become more emboldened since they’re hearing U.S. politicians saying illegal aliens have ‘a right” to be in the United States.
“They know that the Obama administration is in their corner and the Democrats and some Republicans want their future votes. They instinctively know that the U.S. Border Patrol is not receiving the support of American leaders,” said Det. Franes.
Paul Beeson, San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Agent said “While attacks on Border Patrol agents are not uncommon, the agents showed great restraint when faced with the dangers of this unusually large group, and fortunately no one was seriously injured.”
None of the illegal aliens were arrested and not one of those involved in the melee were able to continue north.
According to a Nov. 26, 2013 email from Dr. Lyle Rapacki, a protective intelligence and assessment specialist:
“This is what happens when corrupt Republican leaders like Speaker John Boehner and Eric Cantor promise the La Raza special interest groups that they are still pushing for mass amnesty in the House this year. Mobs of Mexicans are now trying to cross into the U.S. to cash in on the GOP’s proposed mass amnesty for all 20+ million illegal aliens and foreign criminals hiding in our country. Thank you Congress and the GOP for encouraging this border anarchy by Mexican insurgents and criminals. The blood of these brave border agents is on your hands and you will be held accountable for your treason to America. If the Republican Party wants to destroy America, Americans will destroy the Republican Party. We the People will not tolerate two open border, pro-alien parties in this country. Secure the border and enforce our laws now!”