The migrant caravan is still marching on towards the U.S. border. It has been downplayed more than any threat in recent memory (except maybe when Obama called ISIS the JV team). In reality, this is the biggest caravan to ever make the trek, and it is big enough and populated by enough people that we can reasonably call it an invasion force.
That won’t stop the media from being the most ridiculous version of themselves. In fact, we’re going to look at their three biggest lies on the topic.
The Caravan is Harmless
The biggest lie from the left is that the caravan is exclusively populated by innocent mothers and daughters who are fleeing abusive relationships, persecution and just trying to survive. Their only intent is to claim asylum and escape the violence in their homes. That claim is absolutely, 100-percent true — at least, if you cherry pick a handful of families in the caravan.
The truth is that a high percentage of the invaders are single males in their 20’s and 30’s. They’re economic refugees, not political asylum seekers.
These are important distinctions. No logical person thinks that every member of the caravan is a direct threat to American security. There absolutely will be some legitimate cases for asylum in the mix. The lie is that it’s the bulk of the population. It isn’t, and that’s further demonstrated by the fact that over 90 percent of them refused to file for asylum in Mexico.
That’s an important step in international law. You have to apply for asylum at every border, and, once processed, you may then have the potential to try and move your asylum to another country. That’s clearly not what’s happening here.
Illegal Immigration is Good for the US
This is mostly based on crime statistics, and it’s so transparent it might make you sick. The argument is that violent crime has dropped since the 90s. In that same time frame, illegal immigration has risen. Therefore, illegal immigration reduces violent crime.
They double down on this by pointing out that immigrants are one of the most law-abiding groups of people in the country. Did you catch the language game there? They dropped any mention of documentation.
Here’s how it really breaks down. Legal immigrants are extremely law abiding. It’s why the right has no problem with them and openly embraces them. Illegal immigrants are another story. If we completely ignore all versions of immigration crime (which is a big deal), then we find that non-citizens are responsible for 21 percent of federal crimes in this country. This includes monetary crimes like money laundering, drug crimes and violent crimes. At the same time, non-citizens make up about 13 percent of the population. As Black Lives Matters activists might point out, that’s very disproportionate.
The biggest issue is that over 90 percent of those crimes you just read are committed by illegal aliens. The idea that someone who will utterly disregard our laws to invade our country will then suddenly have perfect respect for law and order once they get here is ridiculous, and we all know it.
Here’s the real kicker, though. Every single crime committed by an illegal alien is 100-percent preventable. We should never tolerate it. At all.
George Soros Isn’t Involved
This might not be their biggest lie, but they’ve put extraordinary effort into it. Left-wing media has gone to every effort to ridicule the “conspiracy theory” that Soros is involved with the caravan. They look to extremists who claim that the migrants are paid actors. Now, that’s obviously stupid, but it doesn’t mean Soros’s hands are clean in all of this.
In fact, One News Now did some real investigative journalism, and they were able to tie the Open Society Foundations to three separate aid groups that are supplying the caravan with money and legal advice. For those who don’t know, Soros founded the Open Society Foundations and he is the group’s top contributor. There’s no denying the link. He has directly funded caravan efforts. You won’t find that admission on the tongue of a single Democrat in the country.
Here’s the thing. Whether Democrats like it or not, we do have immigration laws, and it is the sworn duty of every member of our government to uphold those laws. Even the newly elected Representatives like Crazy Eyes Cortez have a solemn duty to protect our borders. They won’t, and they hate rule of law in general, but that’s still the deal.
When they do violate federal law, it will be up to us to be the voice of reason and demand justice. In the meantime, we should be grateful that at least our President takes the threat of border security seriously.