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by Sharon Rondeau

The U.S.-Mexico border remains porous and Congress has failed to enforce existing immigration laws over several decades.

(Oct. 22, 2018) — On Monday’s “Hannity,” host Sean Hannity reported that the Central-American “caravan” on its way to the U.S. for nearly a week now contains approximately 15,000 people.

A report from just before 5:00 p.m. EDT reported the number as 7,200.

The number of travelers has ebbed and flowed since the group began its trek October 13 in Honduras. On Monday morning, mainstream media outlets reported that as many as 7,000 people were making their way north, with an additional thousand in a second caravan originating in Guatemala following.

President Trump spoke extensively about the caravan at a rally in Houston on Monday evening, stressing the need to build the wall he has favored between the U.S. and Mexico and calling the caravan “an assault on our country.”

Congress has funded the border wall in increments, and construction has begun to a small degree, although Trump said during the rally that the entire wall was needed “yesterday.”

Earlier on Monday Trump told USA Today that he intends to send the U.S. military to the border if the caravan’s progress is not halted, as he had first mentioned on Thursday.  On Monday morning, Trump called the approaching caravan a “national emergency.”

Trump and White House spokesman Sarah Sanders said Monday that gang members and terrorists are present within the caravan members’ ranks.  Criticized for failing to provide “evidence” of that claim, ABC News reported:

Responding to a question from ABC News’ Chief White House Correspondent Jon Karl on whether he has any evidence of terrorists infiltrating the caravan, Trump said: “Go into the middle and search. You’re going to find MS-13 [gang members]. You’re going to find Middle Easterners. You’re going to find everything. Guess what? We are not allowing them in our country. We want safety.”

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said “absolutely” there is credible evidence of Middle Easterners in the caravan of migrants.

“Absolutely,” Sanders said when asked about any evidence of Middle Easterners in the caravan. “And we know this is a continuing problem and it’s not just in this, we have 10 individuals suspected or known terrorists that try to enter our country illegally every day. This is a problem the president’s been talking about for a long time and certainly one we’d like to see addressed,” Sanders said.

Beginning on Thursday, Judicial Watch reported that Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales said at an October 11 inter-nation conference that his country had identified and deported 100 terrorists from the brutal Middle-Eastern group ISIS.

“Guatemala has long been known as a major smuggling corridor for foreigners from African and Asian countries making their way into the U.S. Last year Guatemala’s largest paper, Prensa Libra, published an in-depth piece on the inner workings of an international human smuggling network that moves migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh to the U.S. Individuals are sent to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates then flown to Brazil before heading to Colombia. Once in South America, the migrants are transported to Panama before moving on to Costa Rica then a central point on Guatemala. One Spanish news report refers to Guatemala as a human smuggling paradise because it’s so easy to get fake passports. A few years ago, the head of Guatemala’s passport division got arrested for selling fake passports to a group of Colombians, according to a government announcement,” Judicial Watch wrote in its October 18, 2018 press release.

According to Wikipedia, the current caravans and others preceding it were organized by a group called “People Without Borders.”  The organization’s website does not take responsibility for planning the current caravan but collects money and holds events focusing on “asylum seekers” and “unity.”

On Monday afternoon, investigative journalist Sara A. Carter, who is currently in Guatemala following a caravan there, said that the effort was said by participants to be “organized.”

ABC News reported Monday that it has spoken to a number of caravan “organizers.”

Carter tweeted a photo from Guatemala in which she, Judicial Watch’s Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell, and Guatemala’s Secretary of Strategic Intelligence, Mario Duarte, are pictured along with several others.  Carter wrote that within the caravan she was observing, she “bumped into a number of young MS 13 gang members.”



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  1. “Tactically, I just don’t know how the President and the military can stop the invasion short of lethal force.” Lethal force may not be necessary…a few shots to a few knees might be enough.

    “But, let’s say most penetrate the border unscathed. Then what? Where do we house them? Easy.”

    Easy indeed. If they could march from Guatemala et al they could be marched to San Francisco, from where they could be taken to Alcatraz Island and left to fend for themselves while they await adjudication of their asylum claims. :-)

  2. “CARAVAN INVASION” REQUIRES A MILITARY RESOLUTION. IT IS NO LONGER AN IMMIGRATION ISSUE. Of course, the Left, esp. La Raza and its disciples, is all for the invasion– La Raza to restore the SW to Mexican rule, the Demonrat Party to harvest more Demonrat voters, all in its ruthless effort to achieve political domination in the USA.

    Let there be no doubt that this IS an invasion, not a harmless migration of tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free. It is intended by the globalists to test the resolve of our defenses. If our defense is irresolute, the floodgates will open and our sovereignty will all but disappear.

    Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are, for all practical purposes, failed states anyway, so Trump’s pulling the financial plug or continuing the foreign aid is, in either instance, of little consequence. At least half the $ we send to them ends up in Swiss bank accounts or is otherwise misdirected by those governments’ leaders to feather their own nests.

    As for Mexico, it’s been teetering on the edge of a lawless narco state for years. Obrador may be able to somewhat contain the cartel monster, but he will not be able to subdue it. The entire Mexican state is infested with cartel drones.

    What can Trump do to stop the invasion? While he is constitutionally justified to deploy the military en masse, just how that will work without bloodshed is anyone’s guess. And if there is bloodshed, you can count on the Left to go into emotional faux compassionate hyper overdrive. And, sadly, many clueless Americans will buy into that propaganda. Tactically, I just don’t know how the President and the military can stop the invasion short of lethal force. Knowing full well that they enjoy the support of Demonrats, the “caravan”, aka column of invaders, are brazen, determined and totally confident they can breach the border’s defenses with relative impunity; thus, absent reason and a sensible level of caution on their part, they may very likely precipitate a bloody clash with American defenders. But, let’s say most penetrate the border unscathed. Then what? Where do we house them? Easy. First, let’s hope the catch and release insanity is promptly jettisoned by the Trump Administration. Second, these invaders must be compelled to stay put until their frivolous asylum claims are adjudicated and they are deported or jailed. This is, after all, a military operation and not an immigration matter. The military is good at quickly setting up cost-effective armed camps, complete with tents, heaters, food, hygienic and medical care, and latrines. So, yes, internment or POW camps for these invaders and their families until they are deported or, as appropriate, imprisoned.