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A mom who fled tear gas with her kids at the US border said she did not think Border Control would use the gas on children.
Maria Lila Meza Castro arrived at the border to seek asylum on Sunday alongside other Central American migrants, who were met with tear gas after some tried to rush the border.
Trump defended the use of tear gas as needed to combat “very tough people” despite outrage, and claimed that Border Patrol did not use the gas on children.
Tear gas by its nature is difficult to target, and can easily affect people it was not specifically aimed at.
Customs and Border Protection said the move “prevented a dangerous situation from getting worse” and that no one was hurt in the incident.
The mom who was pictured fleeing with her kids from tear gas at the US-Mexico border says she never thought Border Patrol would use it on children.
Maria Lila Meza Castro, a 35-year-old migrant from Honduras, arrived at the US border on Monday with her five children on Sunday to seek asylum. She came alongside hundreds of other Central American migrants who formed part of a caravan that had been traveling to the US.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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