A member of the notorious MS-13 gang, who was recently arrested, told authorities that he traveled to the United States with the migrant caravan.
"They're not the women and children that you see them putting in the front of the caravan so that is what is photographed all the time", she tells OneNewsNow.
"San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott said, "It was Border Patrol agents" effort and valued partnership with the Honduran Consulate in Los Angeles that helped us identify a risky convicted felon moving amongst the migrant caravan, '" Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Press Secretary Tyler Houlton said in a Friday statement. Authorities on the United States side of the border used tear gas to disperse the migrants. Two other men, ages 22 and 38, were also arrested while attempting to illegally cross the border, and discovered to be Honduran nationals.
US authorities say assailants threw a "hail of rocks" at Border Patrol agents in the Sunday chaos that erupted during a protest against USA asylum laws, striking four who escaped serious injury.
The spokesman warned of a possible Hepatitis outbreak due to unsanitary conditions at the Benito Juarez Sports Complex near the San Ysidro U.S. -Mexico Port of Entry, as thousands of migrants have been put up there despite the complex only being able to hold 1,000 people in normal conditions.
Officials say it appeared most of the rocks were thrown from the Mexico side and no one was charged on the US side with assaulting the agents.
The other adults were not prosecuted because Customs and Border Protection didn't have enough information to pursue charges, including the name of the arresting officers, according to the official, who said it was a chaotic scene. Mud, lice infestations and respiratory infections were rampant.
But authorities and residents in Tijuana are concerned the migrants might try to make another mass rush across the border: Their first attempt last weekend led to a brief closure of border crossings Tijuana residents use to reach jobs and shopping on the US side. Judge Jon Tigar rejected the Justice Department's request to suspend his earlier order temporarily blocking the ban.