A group of 100 Mexican nationals illegally crossed into the United States and attacked U.S. Border Patrol Agents with rocks and bottles, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP).
The violent group was allowed to run back into Mexico and were permitted to disperse by Mexican authorities without being arrested or otherwise suffering any consequences for their brutal attacks on U.S. law enforcement.
The attack occurred in southern California on November 24, 2013. According to the official CBP press release:
…more than 100 people illegally crossed the International Border from Mexico one-quarter-mile west of the San Ysidro Port of Entry in the Tijuana River channel. The group advanced toward a Border Patrol agent positioned one-eighth of a mile north of the border. The agent ordered the group to stop. The group ignored his commands and continued to advance. The agent deployed his PepperBall Launcher System, an intermediate use-of-force device, in an effort to stop the group and protect himself. The crowd failed to respond appropriately…
Numerous agents responded to the scene 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 filled water bottle. 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 return to Mexico and disperse.
The CBP also stated: “No one was arrested and no one was able to continue north.”
This large-scale incursion and attack on U.S. soil thankfully occurred in an area where a large number of Border Patrol agents were available for back up. A recent effort by open-borders groups to prevent Border Patrol agents from defending themselves in such circumstances failed. They argued that Border Patrol agents should not be allowed to respond with deadly force to being attacked with improvised weapons like rocks and bottles, even if the Border patrol agent was alone and outnumbered in a desolate area where their radios often do not work.