If they get through, it could be a devastating drain on America’s resources. If they don’t, the Democrats are poised to call Donald J. Trump an inhuman racist, and I am sure they are hoping for a Kent State kind of situation so that they can call Donald J. Trump a whole host of new names. The President, among his many tactics in place, has cut aid and is threatening sanctions against the countries sending their rejects toward the United States. Over 5,000 troops have been sent to the border to intercept the coming horde, as well.
The active duty troops deployed by the Department of Defense are expected to be in place by the end of the week, with the final number of troops estimated to be at a massive 5,200
. The troops will be used to temporarily barricade the border, as well as provide support to federal officers from ICE and the Border Patrol.
The military personnel, according to reports, will be strategically fortified at locations being targeted by the invaders, as well as at the key gaps near those ports of entry. The mission is being dubbed Operation Faithful Patriot. Heavy equipment is also being used to build temporary vehicle barriers. Fencing is being hauled to Texas.
Concertina wire, which is barbed wire or razor wire that is in large coils, is already on scene, and officials state that there is enough concertina wire to span 22 miles. An additional 150 miles of wire is also available.
While officials are stating the troops will be armed, one wonders if they will be without ammunition as we’ve seen in the past when troops are used Stateside for confrontations or to control a riotous crowd. Knowing President Trump, they are probably equipped with live ammunition.
Federal customs officials claim that the first caravan that is currently treading through Mexico numbers at about 3,500 people. The other group, a newly-formed caravan of about 3,000 people, is reaching the Guatemala–Mexico border right about now. Most of the migrants are from Honduras and around 75 percent of them are men.
Geographically, the nearest entry point into the United States would be along the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Currently, in that sector, the Border Patrol apprehends an average of almost 600 illegal entrants each day.
A message has been put out by President Donald Trump and members of his cabinet to the oncoming horde, warning that they won’t gain access to the United States.
“Many Gang Members and some very bad people are mixed into the Caravan heading to our Southern Border,” Trump wrote on Twitter on October 29. “Please go back, you will not be admitted into the United States unless you go through the legal process. This is an invasion of our Country and our Military is waiting for you!”
President Trump has been working with Mexico’s outgoing President Enrique Peña Nieto during this crisis, and Mexico has offered jobs to migrants who register for asylum in the southern Mexican states of Chiapas and Oaxaca.
Vice President Mike Pence said intelligence indicates that the caravan was organized by leftist political organizations and activists.
“I spoke to President Hernandez of Honduras. He told me that the caravan … was organized by leftist groups in Honduras, financed by Venezuela, and sent north to challenge our sovereignty and challenge our border,” Pence said in a video alongside Trump on October 23
“Do you know how the caravan started?” Trump said in Houston on October 22. “I think the Democrats had something to do with it, and now they’re saying, ‘I think we made a big mistake,’ because people are seeing how bad it is.”
Trump blamed Democrats for encouraging illegal aliens to break U.S. immigration laws and for failing to close the loopholes in the system.
“The Democrats have launched an assault on the sovereignty of our country, the security of our nation, and the safety of every single American,” Trump said.
“The crisis on our border right now, as we speak, is the sole result of Democrat laws and activist Democrat judges that prevent us from returning illegal aliens from Central America and all over the world—it’s called catch-and-release.”
“The Democrats don’t care what their extremist immigration agenda will do to your neighborhoods, to your hospitals, or to your schools,” Trump said. “They don’t care that the mass illegal immigration will totally bankrupt our country. Because all the Democrats care about is regaining power, not matter how they have to go about doing it. … And that’s why the Democrats all support catch-and-release.”
Trump has advocated a merit-based immigration system that would prioritize those who can support themselves and work in areas that have shortfalls. He wants to eliminate the diversity visa lottery and reduce chain migration.
“We want people to come into our country. … But they have to come in legally. And they have to come in through merit,” he said.
The Democrats claim the oncoming horde is populated by asylum seekers and refugees, and that the United States is obligated to let them in. We have seen, however, that a majority of the migrants are males who still fly the flags of their countries of origin. Their unwillingness to assimilate and the anti-American rhetoric being spewed by illegal aliens as an incredible number of them go on to commit serious crimes in the U.S. reveals that these people are not refugees. They are invaders.
In Europe, we’ve seen the devastation that can be caused by uncontrolled immigration.
If these people are indeed invaders, then President Trump’s welcoming committee is appropriate. The oncoming mob must be met by military might for that is what you do when confronted with an invasion force at one’s border.