Posted on May 4, 2022

Expelled Migrants Resist Going Back to Mexico

Julian Resendiz, Nexstar Media, May 2, 2022

Border agents at an El Paso port of entry on Monday mixed words with a strong uniformed presence to persuade a group of migrants to keep walking back to Mexico.

An unspecified number of migrants resisted expulsion on the U.S. side of the Stanton Port of Entry on Monday morning.

“Today, a group of migrants who were apprehended for crossing the border illegally, briefly protested and chanted as they were being expelled back to Mexico under Title 42 authority, via the Stanton Port of Entry,” the U.S. Border Patrol said in a statement in response to Border Report inquiries. “After brief protest, the migrants complied and were walked south into Mexico by Government of Mexico officials. The protest caused a momentary disruption of south bound pedestrian traffic on the bridge.”

It wasn’t clear if the migrants were confused about the ending date of the Title 42 federal public health order or were trying to persuade agents not to expel them.