Saw this story in todays SD Union Tribune.
OK, what's wrong with this illegal immigrant or "refugee" kids attempt to claim "asylum" after hopping the fence?
I've bolded some hints......
Migrant describes capture by Border Patrol during tear gas deployment
By Wendy Fry The San Diego Union-Tribune (TNS) Jan 3, 2019 Updated 12 hrs ago
SAN DIEGO ó When Juan Carlos Caballero Jones of Honduras heard the first tear gas cannister fired off into the darkness in the early hours of the new year, he decided the cover of chaos was the perfect opportunity for him to take his shot.
ďWe all just want to advance our families,Ē he said later, shivering and clutching his stomach as he reflected on his failed attempt to enter the United States. ďThatís what we all want to do. Thatís what the whole world wants
U.S. Customs and Border Protection authorities said they fired tear gas and pepper spray into Mexico on Tuesday to stop about 150 migrants who tried to breach a border fence near Las Playas in Tijuana.
CBP said some of the migrants began to throw rocks at the agents from the Mexican side while others tried to cross the concertina wire, an additional security measure added when thousands of Central American migrants arrived in Tijuana in November with the goal of entering the United States.
A Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman said the crowd was ďa violent mob of migrantsĒ who attempted ďto enter the United States illegally by attacking our agents with projectiles.Ē
Caballero was among those who went through three layers of razor wire.
ďI looked for some high ground and covered my face, and then I gave it a shot,Ē he said. ďI dropped down on the other side and landed on the ground and just crouched there
Although Caballero thought he had made it onto U.S. soil undetected, he said he stayed quiet in the brush for awhile, waiting for agents.ďI thought maybe I was free,Ē he said.
Tensions amid the migrant group who rushed the border have been growing in recent weeks from inside El Barretal shelter, as federal volunteers talk of tapering off services in coming weeks.
Some migrants said theyíre growing frustrated with being blocked from setting foot on U.S. soil, so they can assert their legal right to trigger an asylum claim. Others said theyíre confused about what theyíre supposed to do.
There isnít a physical line for those waiting to present themselves to U.S. immigration authorities through Tijuana. Thereís a notebook managed by asylum seekers themselves that has traditionally helped keep order, but lately that process has been overwhelmed by the number of people waiting in Tijuana.
When the Central American migrants have approached ports of entry, if Mexican authorities allow them to get that far, they are often told they are either ďat the wrong portĒ or that the port is ďat capacity,Ē unless they are accompanied by lawyers or lawmakers drawing attention to their plight.
Under U.S. law, people approaching ports of entry have a right to ask for asylum, but border agents can tell them they have to wait. Lately, that wait has stretched from weeks into months.
Tijuana has become the waiting room for the United States and a flash point in the immigration debate that has shut down the U.S. federal government, as President Donald Trump seeks funding for a border wall.
Those that approached the border early Tuesday said they did so with the intention of peacefully asking for asylum once on U.S. soil.But, according to Caballero, some wanted to try to make it onto the other side by avoiding detection altogether.
Caballero estimated he was in the United States for 40 minutes before he was spotted, initially by Border Patrol agents on the ground, and then by a helicopter overhead.
ďI crossed over some brush. Then, I saw a guy on a quad and I saw that he saw me. I didnít move. It turns out maybe he didnít see me, so I went a little bit more,Ē he said.
Caballero said he stayed still for another five minutes and then he crossed over another section.
The disappointment in his voice was still fresh a day later when he recalled discovering that section just dropped off to another area also guarded by Border Patrol.ďI realized I had a little more to go to get free,Ē he said.
He said in that moment he was spotted by an overhead helicopter.
ďI guess they have some kind of sensor that detects your body heat,Ē he said. ďI could tell the helicopter had honed in on me and turned the lights on me.Ē
Caballero said his whole body started to shake, and agents came to apprehend him.
ďThey started cussing at me in English, ĎFóing Honduran, F ó -ing bull***, Go back to Honduras,Ē he said. ďAnd then I put my hands in the air and I asked for asylum.Ē
Caballero said the agents started telling him to go back across to Mexico the same way he came.
ďThey wanted me to go back through the wire. They picked up my backpack and threw it to the other side,Ē he said.
Caballero said he argued with the agents for about 20 minutes.
Under U.S. law, once someone crosses into U.S. territory from Mexico, they have a right to ask for asylum. The U.S. government doesnít have to grant asylum, but border agents at the line canít force foreign nationals to return back across the U.S.-Mexico border into Mexico, either, without some processing of their asylum claim, according to civil rights attorney Eugene Iredale.
ďWe went back and forth because I wasnít going to go back through the same area because I could get hurt,Ē Caballero said. ďThey just said ĎGet out, get out, get out.íĒ
Caballero said they eventually walked him back to the Mexican side.
A Department of Homeland Security official did not respond to questions about Caballeroís story, but a previously released statement said the agents acted with complete professionalism.
ďThe agents involved should be applauded for handling the situation with no reported injuries to the attackers,Ē said DHS spokeswoman Katie Waldman.
Caballero said he doesnít see the night as a complete failure.
ďI made it,Ē he said. ďThey made me come back but Ö I had passed all the obstacles
. All the people will tell you. My legs are hurt. Iím not going to lie.Ē
And he said wasnít discouraged from giving it another shot.
ďWith 10 more opportunities, Iíd give it 10 more tries.Ē