42 Arrested Caravan Members Won’t Be Criminally Charged: Report

No criminal charges will be filed against the 42 migrant caravan members who were arrested by U.S. authorities in a Sunday border clash, the Associated Press reports. According to the head of Border Patrol’s San Diego sector, Rodney Scott, 27 men and 15 women and children were arrested during a confrontation that resulted in U.S. authorities firing tear gas at caravan members. Customs and Border Protection reportedly referred two of the cases to the Justice Department for prosecution, but charges were not filed because “the accused had medical problems that prevented them from being held in San Diego’s detention center.” The others arrested were reportedly not referred to the DOJ because they were children, or were parents who had children in their care. While no charges will be filed against the 42 taken into custody, the AP reports that they may be subject to deportation. A CBP spokesperson said the cases could be turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.