Upwards of 10,000 Central American immigrants are planning to overwhelm U.S. Border Patrol agents and the clock is ticking down on whether or not President Donald Trump will deploy the military to stop the illegal incursion.
The mostly Honduran members of the caravan have garnered international attention by claiming they only seek safe refuge from the upheaval in their home country. But that claim is obviously false as they are determined to cross through Guatemala, El Salvador, and Mexico without applying for asylum.
The goal is to make it to the U.S. border and force Immigration and Customs Enforcement to catch and release them into the country. Once on American soil, they can disappear into the population and siphon off taxpayer-funded welfare benefits. The president has already warned that this massive caravan is rife with criminals escaping potential incarceration in Honduras and many fear ISIS operatives have embedded themselves into the group.
“Sadly, it looks like Mexico’s Police and Military are unable to stop the caravan heading to the southern border of the United States,” the president tweeted. “Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in. I have alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emergency.”
The crisis represents a worst case scenario example of the failed Democrat-enacted laws and liberal judges that have broken the country’s ability to maintain its border integrity. Members of the violent street gang known as MS-13 have reportedly hidden in the caravan as a means to penetrate the U.S. border. MS-13 and other Central American gangs have been steadily migrating into the United States and have been convicted of selling drugs, murdering and raping American citizens—children included.
“I would call in the military and I would seal off the border. I would close up the border. If that happens, and if that continues to move forward, the caravan we’re talking about,” Trump said. “I think some bad people started that caravan. You have some very, very bad people in the caravan. But I will seal off the border before they come into this country.”
Congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have urged fellow Democrats to remain silent about the Southern border crisis as the election nears.
“The president is desperate to change the subject from health care to immigration because he knows that health care is the #1 issue Americans care about,” Pelosi and Schumer stated in a joint press release. If anyone didn’t believe the Democrats’ goal was to erase the country’s borders, the imminent dangers moving across Mexico right now should remove any doubt.
The president has already taken a tough stance with the governments who facilitate the thousands-strong caravan of illegals and criminals. The United States generously provides hundreds of millions in aid to Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. Like other nations that act against American interests, the president will end tax-payer funded support as a first measure.
“Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally to the U.S.,” President Trump tweeted. “We will now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given to them.”
The next step will certainly be to deploy the U.S. military and completely shutting down the southern border. Although the caravan has only recently crossed into southern Mexico, the timeline for their assault on America’s border could be a week or only a matter of just days away.
The Center for Immigration Studies policy director Jessica Vaughn points out that mass groups in the past have jumped on train rail cars to speed their way to the U.S. Although the practice of boarding trains in this fashion is widely considered illegal, Mexican police appear to not have the resources to handle them.
Federal authorities at the Guatemala-Mexico border already conceded their authority by allowing the caravan to cross undocumented and that has emboldened the illegal immigrants, gang members, and other criminals. With the White House closely monitoring the caravan’s progress, the military could be called to shut down the border within days.
The world is closely monitoring the caravan crisis. If the U.S. demonstrates it cannot maintain the integrity of its own borders, America’s ability to lead on the global stage will be greatly diminished.
~ Freedom News Report