Of a group of several thousand illegal alien invaders camped out near the US-Mexico border, about 500 attempted to storm the border on Sunday, with many throwing projectiles at law enforcement. Despite warnings from President Trump, they apparently believed they would not be met with resistance, and would able to freely invade the US, or apply for asylum if they were caught. A ninth circuit judge from San Francisco had previously ruled that invaders could apply for asylum even if they crossed illegally.
Instead, the invaders were met with tear gas, fired by the American Border Patrol. Of the invading force, 42 have been arrested and charged, according to US officials, while 98 were deported by Mexican authorities, according to Mexican officials. The rest fled back into Mexico.
As for the unconstitutional ruling on restricting asylum claims from those who cross illegally, the administration can likely work around it. The 42 arrested invaders can now technically apply for asylum due to the ruling. However, a felony conviction for crossing the border illegally and using force against US law enforcement would made them prime candidates for being denied asylum.
It remains to be seen how this will play out in the end. For now, the border seems to be well-protected from attempts such as this one. Those who are trying to go through the legal asylum process are being slow-walked. Reportedly, many are already thinking of heading back now that they realize it won’t be a free ride into the United States. Instead, they will be forced to wait in camps in Mexico for an undetermined period of time.