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Democrat from Hawaii

Brian Schatz, a former lieutenant governor of Hawaii, has been a United States Senator for the state since December 27, 2012. He served as a State Representative from 1998 to 2006 and served for eight years as the CEO of Helping Hands Hawaii.

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Is it legal for tear gas to be used against migrants?

U.S. Border Patrol agents fired tear gas at migrants seeking entry at the southwest border, claiming the migrants were throwing rocks and bottles.

Many users on social media debated whether tear gas is a chemical weapon, and if it is, why was it used against migrants? Tear gas is allowed to be used in domestic law enforcement to control riots. But it’s considered a chemical weapon if used as a method of warfare. It’s banned on the battlefield.