Tag: Migrant Caravan

ANOTHER Migrant Caravan Forms, Begins Journey Through Mexico to U.S.

Yet another migrant caravan has formed–this time 2,500 members strong–and is making its way through Mexico to the U.S. border.

Most of the caravan members are from Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and Cuba.

AZ Central reports:

The caravan walked past the city of Huixtla in the southern state of Chiapas on Monday, but police were lined up to keep them moving along a highway outside of the town, and did not let them enter — a contrast to last year, when caravans were allowed to stay in the city center.

The Mexican government abruptly halted its humanitarian visa program which gave the migrants legal status as they traveled through the country to the U.S. border. “That decision led a group of migrants, including many Cubans, to rush immigration offices near the border last week. The immigration agency closed those offices in response to the scuffle,” writes AZ Central.

For the full report, click HERE.

Report: Migrant Caravans Used by Cartels to Sneak Drugs into U.S.

The migrant caravans inundating the United States are being used by cartel members to smuggle drugs into the country, according to a Washington Times report.

The large groups of migrants often overwhelm Border Patrol agents, allowing drug gangs to take advantage of the situation and ship drugs across the border while agents remain occupied providing humanitarian aid to the illegal immigrants.

A Customs and Border Protection official said, “They’re using these large groups to facilitate the crossing of narcotics because they know they’ve tied up a large percentage of our manpower.”

The Times reports:

“On any day, about 150 Border Patrol agents are pulled out of the field and have to do “hospital watch,” staying with hundreds of illegal immigrants who were so sick when they arrived that they needed immediate medical attention, officials said.

The latest large group was nabbed near Ajo, Arizona, on Thursday.

The 320 people came to a part of the U.S.-Mexico border where there is no fence, but rather a vehicle barrier to prevent cars and trucks from driving across.

The group easily climbed the barrier, then demanded the attention of Border Patrol agents.

“You’re pulling from a security mission in order to be able to perform a humanitarian mission,” the border official said.”

For the full story, click HERE.

 

Pentagon Announces 3,750 More Troops to U.S.-Mexico Border

The Pentagon announced yesterday it is sending 3,750 more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, raising the total number of active duty troops deployed to 4,350.

The Pentagon said, “Additional units are being deployed for 90 days, and we will continue to evaluate the force composition required to meet the mission to protect and secure the southern border.”

Fox News reports:

The announcement comes as a congressional committee seeks to reach a deal on border security funding to avert another partial government shutdown.

President Trump has hinted at declaring a national emergency if the deal doesn’t include funds for a border wall. The lack of an agreement on funding for a border wall closed portions of the government for 35 days.

Trump ordered the deployments in October 2018 in response to the impending arrival at the border of a caravan of asylum-seekers from Central America.

The announcement comes on the heels of the revelation of three new migrant caravans heading towards the U.S. border from Central America.

Top Pentagon official John Rood said last week, “Current information shows that a caravan of over 12,000 people — there’s three that we are tracking, that the DHS is tracking en route, one that is over 12,000 by the latest estimate.”

 

Newest Migrant Caravan Grows to More Than 12,000 Members

The migrant caravan that formed on January 15 in Honduras has now grown from 2,000 to over 12,000 members, according to Breitbart.

The caravan members are entering Mexico daily, forcing the country to expedite the process to approve humanitarian visas to enable migrants to work and travel legally while waiting for their U.S. asylum claims to be processed.

The visa program was established by newly elected Mexican President López Obrador in response to the caravan, however, according to the publication, the visas are “believed to be responsible for the surge in the number of migrants who decided to join the caravan.”

Breitbart reports:

Officials put the new visa policy from President López Obrador in place to deal with caravan migrants as an attempt to prevent them from traveling unaccounted for throughout Mexico. Officials say it will also prevent the caravan members from having to illegally enter Mexico from Guatemala by crossing the Suchiate river….

It is believed that many of the migrants will be able to seek out temporary work while waiting at the U.S. border for asylum requests to be processed. Many are expected to decide to attempt to cross illegally into the United States.

Many original members of this caravan appear to be looking for work, according to Reuters.

Twenty four-year-old caravan member Darwin Perez told the publication, “I’m determined to find a good job in the United States. It’s a difficult road ahead but I hope President Trump’s heart might soften, and that he won’t be so hard and will let us enter.”

Reuters writes, “Other migrants, some traveling with spouses and children, echoed Perez’s dream to find work in the United States.”

Poll: Support for Trump Border Wall Reaches All-Time High

Support for a wall along the southern border has reached an all-time high since Donald Trump announced his plans for one, according to a new ABC and Washington Post poll released on Sunday.

Forty-two percent of Americans support the wall, up from 34 percent one year ago and up from the previous high of 37 percent in 2017.

The Washington Examiner reports, “With 54 percent, the majority of Americans polled still oppose building a border wall. However, that opposition is shrinking, as 63 percent opposed the wall a year ago and the previous low was 60 percent two years ago.”

The survey was released just one day before a new migrant caravan began its journey from Honduras to the United States and just months after the first caravan reached the U.S.-Mexico border.

In November, migrants from the original caravan attempted to storm the U.S. border, prompting U.S. Border Patrol to temporarily close the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

Last week, a Politico and Morning Consult poll found that a whopping 79 percent of Americans believe there is either a “crisis” or a “problem” at the U.S. border.

In December alone, U.S. border agents apprehended a record number of family units– 27,518. They were among a total of 60,728 migrants attempting to illegally cross the border last month.

As President Trump pointed out in his address to the nation last week, “In the last two years, I.C.E. Officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings.”

NOTE: This post has been updated to clarify that support for the border wall has reached an all time high since President Trump proposed the construction of one.

New Migrant Caravan Heading to United States

Between 600 and 800 migrants gathered in Honduras yesterday where they formed a caravan and began making their way to the United States.

The caravan left the city of San Pedro Sula in the early morning, and as they walked, according to AP, some migrants were pleading with store owners for food and water for their journey.

Many of the migrants interviewed by Reuters seem to be looking for work. Twenty four-year-old caravan member Darwin Perez told the publication, “I’m determined to find a good job in the United States. It’s a difficult road ahead but I hope President Trump’s heart might soften, and that he won’t be so hard and will let us enter.”

Reuters writes, “Other migrants, some traveling with spouses and children, echoed Perez’s dream to find work in the United States.”

President Trump has responded to the latest caravan on Twitter, writing, “A big new Caravan is heading up to our Southern Border from Honduras. Tell Nancy and Chuck that a drone flying around will not stop them. Only a Wall will work. Only a Wall, or Steel Barrier, will keep our Country safe! Stop playing political games and end the Shutdown!”

He also wrote that public opinion that there is a border crisis is continuing to rise, tweeting, “Polls are now showing that people are beginning to understand the Humanitarian Crisis and Crime at the Border. Numbers are going up fast, over 50%. Democrats will soon be known as the Party of Crime. Ridiculous that they don’t want Border Security!”

Migrants Demand Trump Let Them into U.S. or Pay Them 50K Each

An ultimatum was delivered to the Trump administration by a group of migrants attempting to make their way into the U.S.: allow them to enter the United States or pay them each $50,000 to turn around and go home.

The outrageous request came Tuesday as two migrant groups marched to the U.S. consulate in Tijuana with a list of demands, according to a report by Fox News.

“The first group of caravan members, that included about 100 migrants, arrived at the consulate around 11 a.m. Alfonso Guerreo Ulloa, an organizer from Honduras, said the $50,000 figure was chosen as a group,” writes Fox.

“It may seem like a lot of money to you,” Ulloa told the San Diego Union Tribune. “But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras.”

Ulloa says the money would help the migrants return home and start businesses.

A second group of about 50 migrants sent a letter to the U.S. to demand they speed up the asylum process and allow up to 300 asylum seekers to enter the U.S. each day through the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego.

Approximately 6,000 migrants have traveled from Central America to Tijuana as part of the “migrant caravan.” So far, according to Fox News, around 700 of them left and returned home, 300 have been deported, and 2,500 applied for humanitarian visas in Mexico.

Click HERE for the full report.

 

Under Obama Admin, Border Patrol Used Pepper Spray or Tear Gas More than 500 Times

U.S. Border Patrol have come under fire from the left for using tear gas on Sunday afternoon to defend themselves after hundreds of members of the migrant caravan attempted to rush the U.S. border near San Diego, while hurling rocks and projectiles at border officials.

Senator Dianne Feinstein of California called the use of tear gas “horrifying.” Senator Brian Schatz  of Hawaii compared the use of tear gas to “chemical weapons.” Actress Alyssa Milano issued a foul twitter tirade against President Trump over the gas.

It turns out that the Obama Administration also used tear gas and pepper spray at the border, over 500 times from 2012-2016. However, liberals remained silent during that time.

According to numbers given to the Daily Caller by the Department of Homeland Security, tear gas was used by border agents 79 times between 2012 and 2016. Meanwhile, pepper spray was used 434 times between 2012 and 2016.

Both President Trump and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended Border Patrol’s use of tear gas.

“They were being rushed by some very tough people and they used tear gas,” said the President on Monday.  “Here’s the bottom line: Nobody is coming into our country unless they come in legally.”

Nielsen slammed the migrants for hurling rocks and projectiles at border agents. In a statement, she said, “This caravan, unlike previous caravans, had already entered Mexico violently and attacked border police in two other countries. I refuse to believe that anyone honestly maintains that attacking law enforcement with rocks and projectiles is acceptable. It is shocking that I have to explain this, but officers can be seriously or fatally injured in such attacks. Self-defense isn’t debatable for most law-abiding Americans.”

Nielsen also stated that the small number of women and children involved in the caravan were being used as “human shields” in confrontations with law enforcement.

“The caravan members are predominately male,” she said. “It appears in some cases that the limited number of women and children in the caravan are being used by the organizers as ‘human shields’ when they confront law enforcement. They are being put at risk by the caravan organizers as we saw at the Mexico-Guatemala border. This is putting vulnerable people in harms way.”

Senator Lindsey Graham addressed the Obama Administration’s use of tear gas last night on Fox News’ Hannity, and pointed out the clear double standard in the outrage from the left.

“How long does it take you to figure this out? When it comes to Obama, when he uses tear gas, he is protecting the country. The narrative is that Trump is a cruel, heartless bastard, only works if he uses tear gas on kids, and it undercuts the argument that if the Obama Administration used tear gas to protect our border from being overrun,” said the Senator.

He continued, “I stand behind the men and women on the border standing between us and people who want to cross illegally. When you are slamming the tear gas, you are slamming the people we put on the border to protect us. That’s what disgusts me the most.”

 

Ep. 859 What Are They Hiding?

In this episode I address the scheming going on to protect players connected to Wikileaks from being exposed by the Trump administration. I also discuss the tactics being used by the backers of the migrant caravan to turn public opinion against the United States. Finally, I address Twitter’s shameful censorship tactics and how to fight back.

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Border Official: Migrants Pushed Women and Kids to Front of Group Before Attacking Agents

San Diego Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott joined CNN this morning and defended the actions of his colleagues and told the network that the caravan members would push women and children towards the front of their group and then begin to hurl rocks at border agents.

“What I find unconscionable is that people would intentionally take children into this situation. What we saw over and over yesterday was that the caravan would push women and children towards the front and then begin (throwing rocks at) our agents,” said Scott.

The border patrol chief also shot down the mainstream media narrative of “peaceful protests” and asylum seekers.

“I kind of challenge that this was a peaceful protest or that the majority of these people were claiming asylum. We ended up making 42 arrests, only eight of those were females and there were only a few children involved. The vast majority of the people we’re dealing with are adult males.”

“Similar to what we saw the first wave of the caravan, the group immediately started throwing rocks and debris at our agents, taunting the agents…,” he said.

CNN host John Berman said to Scott, “You took issue with the idea that these were people seeking asylum. The caravan, though, 5,000 to 9,000, depending on which count you believe that is in Tijuana right now, those are people coming to the border, as far as you know, for asylum, isn’t it?”

“I do not believe that is true. I believe there are definitely people in that group that are trying — that are going to try to claim asylum,” Scott replied. “The vast majority of those, from what we call the northern triangle are economic migrants, though.”

. “What I saw at the border yesterday was not people walking up to Border Agents and asking to claim asylum. Matter of fact, one of the groups that I watched … they passed 10 or 15 marked Border Patrol agents walking … west to east, numerous uniformed personnel, as they were chanting, waving a Honduran flag and throwing rocks at the agents,” he said.  “If they were truly asylum seekers, they would’ve just walked up with their hands up and surrendered, and that did not take place,” he said.