California AG ‘monitoring’ possible legal action against use of force on border

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California’s top law enforcement official on Wednesday said he is evaluating whether the state can take legal action over the Trump administration’s use of force against a migrant caravan and threats to close the U.S.-Mexico border.

Attorney General Xavier Becerra told Reuters in an interview that the state could have cause to step in if a state resident was being affected.

“We have been approached by folks who have expressed complaints,” Becerra said. “We are monitoring what’s occurring.”

Over the weekend, some of the migrants were videotaped throwing projectiles across the port of entry in San Ysidro, Calif., while others apparently tried to breach fencing, resulting in the U.S. Border Patrol using tear gas. Inbound and outbound traffic there was locked down for approximately six hours in response.

However, Becerra told the outlet that he “can’t act unless the rules are on our side.”  – READ MORE

 

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