President Trump and his administration are taking a lot of flak for protecting our borders. Democrats and their shill media are now fabricating outrage over the use of the same tear gas agent used by the Obama administration to deter invasions.
The Washington Times reports:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has used 2-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile, or CS, since 2010, and deployed it 26 times in fiscal 2012 and 27 times in 2013. The use dropped after that, but was still deployed three times in 2016, Mr. Obama’s final full year in office.
Use of CS rose again in fiscal 2017, which was split between Mr. Obama and Mr. Trump, and reached 29 deployments in fiscal 2018, which ended two months ago, according to CBP data seen by The Washington Times.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data, The Obama administration utilized tear gas against migrants at or near the border between FY2012 and early FY2017 at least 80 times.
According to The Washington Times, not only did Obama use tear gas, he also used pepper spray:
Border authorities also use another agent, pepper spray, frequently — including a decade-high record of 151 instances in 2013, also under Mr. Obama. Pepper spray, officially known as Pava Capsaicin, was used 43 times in fiscal year 2018, according to the CBP numbers.
Up until Donald Trump launched his campaign for President, Obama expressed the need for a strong border and the curtailing of illegal immigration to protect our legal immigration system. In fact, under the Obama administration, the CBP defended the U.S. border the same way as they are doing it today.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported an incident that occur on November 25, 2013 between a group attempting to breach the U.S. border and CBP agents:
The incident occurred about a quarter-mile west of the San Ysidro border crossing in the Tijuana River channel. No one was seriously injured, no shots were fired and no arrests were made, said Mary Beth Caston, a Border Patrol spokeswoman.
The group first approached a lone agent stationed about 1/8 of a mile north of the border. They ignored his commands to stop, so he fired pepper balls to try to stop them and protect himself, Caston said.
As the crowd kept advancing and throwing rocks and bottles, she said, more agents came to the scene and used other “intermediate use-of-force devices” to push back the group. The agents also contacted Mexican law enforcement.
KPBS News reported the 2013 incident, saying:
Deported migrants attempted a once-common tactic of rushing the border en masse on Sunday. But Border Patrol agents met them with tear gas and rubber bullets and forced them to turn back.
Deportees in Tijuana said plans to rush the border had been in the works for a week.
It all started with a guy handing out pocket-sized fliers at the Padre Chava breakfast hall for migrants and deportees in Tijuana. The fliers called for a mass border crossing on Nov. 24.
“So that we can reunite with our children, families,” the flier read in small, Spanish text.
It is interesting how the liberal media conveniently made enforcing immigration laws a non-issue up until Donald Trump ran for office, but they now fabricate outrage against it for political purposes. They still attempt to spin and cover up all of the actions the Obama administration took that were the same as what the Trump administration has done to protect our borders.
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