CBP briefly shuts down border crossing in El Paso, Texas

A Border Patrol agent wait to show reporters an immigration holding facility, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo)

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UPDATED 1:20 PM PT — Saturday, February 29, 2020

U.S. border officials temporarily shut down a crossing bridge in Texas after more than 100 migrants tried to rush into the United States. The emergency lockdown happened on Friday at the Paso Del Norte Bridge in El Paso.

According to reports, a large group of mainly Cuban migrants ignited a confrontation and demanded to cross the border.

“We are waiting for the normal process,” said one bystander. “We have been waiting here for almost a year and they take away the MPP (Migrant Protection Protocols), they do not let us pass.”

The move followed recent reports that President Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy would be overturned by a federal appeals court.

Border agents were equipped with riot gear as asylum seekers grew more aggressive. They barricaded the entrance before shutting it down completely.

The border crossing has since been reopened.

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