Mexico’s Interior Ministry said in a press release its government will deport the 500 migrants who stormed the San Ysidro border crossing between Tijuana and San Diego.

The crowd dispersed after U.S. Border Patrol fired tear gas and a cordon of Mexican Federales corralled those still attempting to illegally cross the border. (The Daily Caller)

“Far from helping their objectives,” the statement read, the actions of the migrants were illegal and could have caused a “serious incident.”

Video and pictures showed hundreds of mostly male migrants rushing towards the border. Several threw projectiles at border patrol agents.

Some climbed the first fence and were about to climb the second when they were reportedly repelled by tear gas from the U.S. side, AFP reported.

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen issued a statement Sunday afternoon condemning the “lawlessness” displayed and promising to prosecute “to the fullest extent of the law anyone who destroys federal property, endangers our frontline operators, or violates our nation’s sovereignty.”

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