Bay Area members of Congress responded on Monday to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's use of tear gas on migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border over the weekend.
Agents reportedly used tear gas at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry, which was shut down for some time Sunday. Tensions flared after scores of migrants broke off from a protest march in Tijuana and tried to get over the border and into the United States. The migrants who continued to the border were met by U.S. border agents who sprayed tear gas.
Peninsula congresswoman Jackie Speier called for an investigation into whether Sunday’s use of tear gas constitutes undue force.
"Seeing moms with children in diapers being repelled by it doesn’t seem appropriate," she said.
Meanwhile, East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell said the incident raises serious questions.