As a caravan of more than 1,000 migrants make its way across Mexico with the hopes of entering the United States, how and where those migrants enter the country remains unknown.
It is assumed officials in California will welcome them should they attempt to enter the country there, but Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has other plans should they hope to enter via his state.
In a tweet posted Sunday, Abbott sent out a reminder that it’s not just U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents manning the entry points to Texas.
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The caravan, first reported by BuzzFeed News, reportedly consists of up to 1,200 migrants, many of which are from Honduras.Texas already has the National Guard and Dept. of Public Safety deployed to the border. https://twitter.com/jabrooker66/status/980528995774205952 …
“Organized by a group of volunteers called Pueblos Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders, the caravan is intended to help migrants safely reach the United States, bypassing not only authorities who would seek to deport them, but gangs and cartels who are known to assault vulnerable migrants,” wrote BuzzFeed reporter Adolfo Flores, who is traveling with the caravan.
“Organizers … hope that the sheer size of the crowd will give immigration authorities and criminals pause before trying to stop them,” he added.
Flores said over the weekend the caravan was in the Mexican town of Santiago Niltepec, roughly 900 miles from Brownsville, Texas, the closest point on the U.S. border.
Monday on “Fox & Friends,” former Secret Service agent and Maryland congressional candidate Dan Bongino described the caravan as “complete, total, utter chaos.”
“There is a consequence for us, Americans who have to finance this chaos,” Bongino said. “You can’t have a country without borders. It’s just a land mass without the borders.”
Reports of the caravan prompted President Donald Trump to issue a series of tweets over the past two days blasting Mexico for not stopping the flow of migrants into its country, and criticizing Democrats for not taking the issue of border security more seriously.
...Congress must immediately pass Border Legislation, use Nuclear Option if necessary, to stop the massive inflow of Drugs and People. Border Patrol Agents (and ICE) are GREAT, but the weak Dem laws don’t allow them to do their job. Act now Congress, our country is being stolen!
Mexico is doing very little, if not NOTHING, at stopping people from flowing into Mexico through their Southern Border, and then into the U.S. They laugh at our dumb immigration laws. They must stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop their cash cow, NAFTA. NEED WALL!
Border Patrol Agents are not allowed to properly do their job at the Border because of ridiculous liberal (Democrat) laws like Catch & Release. Getting more dangerous. “Caravans” coming. Republicans must go to Nuclear Option to pass tough laws NOW. NO MORE DACA DEAL!
But the number of apprehended illegal border crossers increased in the second half of last year and peaked at more than 40,000 in December.
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