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Border Patrol: If These Were Asylum Seekers, They’d Surrender, Not Hit Us with Rocks

‘There are definitely people in that group that are going to try to claim asylum’


BERMAN: “So at the outset of this interview you took issue with the idea that these were people seeking asylum. The caravan, though, 5,000 to 9,000, depending on which count you believe that is in Tijuana right now, those are people coming to the border, as far as you know, for asylum, isn’t it?”
SCOTT: “I do not believe that is true. I believe there are definitely people in that group that are trying -- that are going to try to claim asylum. The vast majority of those, from what we call the northern triangle are economic migrants, though. They do not meet the qualifications to get asylum here. They can still apply, that's -- that a different issue. However, what I saw at the border yesterday was not people walking up to border agents and asking to claim asylum. As a matter of fact one of the groups that I’ve watched, one of the groups that actually several of them that were arrested, they past 10 or 15 marked Border Patrol units walking east to west, or west to east, I'm sorry, numerous uniformed personnel as they were chanting, waving a Honduran flag and throwing rocks at the agents. If they were truly asylum seekers, they would've just walked up with their hands up and surrendered and that did not take place.”

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