By: Brian Evans
As the border patrol reels from the first attack by caravan members, they continue to have constant attempts by the caravan members who are trying to enter the United States illegally. In fact, just this week the US Border Patrol captured and arrested an MS-13 gang member traveling with migrant caravan.
The U.S. Border and Customs Protection reported that the MS-13 gang member’s name is Jose Villalobos-Jobel. He is 29 years old, and was arrested on Saturday near the Calexico Port of Entry by agents who suspected he’d made it into California illegally. They said that during questioning, he informed the border patrol agents that he was part of the Mara Salvatrucha 13 gang, also known as MS-13. It is ruthless, violent, and blood-thirsty gang, in which they apparently are infiltrating the caravan, in an effort to penetrate the United States border. Fortunately, he was captured, and will be returned to Honduras, but his attempted penetration of the United States is but a small part of the problem involving these caravans coming to the United States. Disease and health issues is yet another serious problem for American authorities, as the migrants try to penetrate our nations legal borders.
Even more concerning, is that Fox News revealed that Tijuana health officials reported that more than…
One-third of migrants in caravan are being treated for health issues.
In fact, it has now become known that respiratory infections, tuberculosis, HIV, chickenpox, and other serious health issues are widespread within the caravan, as Tijuana’s Health Department announced that the outbreaks are causing serious shortages of medicines.
Health officials have revealed that out of 6,000 migrants in Tijuana alone, more than out of three have some form of a serious communicable disease. In fact, as of Wednesday, Tijuana health officials have diagnosed 2,267 caravan members with serious health-related issues.
Also, more than 100 migrants already have numerous skin infections and lice, as health official are concerned that a Hepatitis outbreak in on the horizon, due to the unsanitary conditions that they are living in. Currently, the Tijuana caravan members have taken shelter at the Benito Juarez Sports Complex near the San Ysidro Port of Entry, but Mexican authorities have had to put numerous signs on the bathroom facilities and other areas, as the caravan members were spitting on the facility, and coughing on anyone nearby, which is causing further spread of the rampant communicable diseases already present.
Frustration is growing amongst the Mexican residents of Tijuana, as their Mayor has already announced that the cost on the city is $30,000 per day, and resources are running short. He said that they can afford to help the caravan out for a few more days, but that is it. The Mayor added…
“We won’t compromise the resources of the residents of Tijuana,” Gastelum said during a press conference. “We won’t raise taxes tomorrow to pay for today’s problem.”
Fortunately, after their unsuccessful penetration of the United States border, a few hundred are either self-deporting, or forced deportation by Mexican authorities, due to their participation in violence towards Mexican and American border agents. Meanwhile, others have chosen to accept Mexico’s offer for temporary work and asylum. However, most of them continue to be firm on illegally crossing into the United States. from Mexico, yet most still remain committed to entering the U.S.
Unfortunately, that is the least of the nations problems. Although Vice President Mike Pence met with the presidents of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, where he offered economic development assistance in exchange for tighter controls on gang violence and migration, another caravan still formed in Honduras. The Vice President told the Central American leadership…
“Tell your people — don’t put your families at risk by taking the dangerous journey north to attempt to enter the United States illegally.”
Regardless of the VP’s warnings, another large caravan began forming in Honduras, and it is even more organized than the previous three caravans. Their aim is to illegally cross into the United States as well. Already, the new caravan has more than 1,000 members, and has been called the “March of the Migrant” Organizers have used smartphones and social media to coordinate, and are once again planning to march through Guatemala to Mexico, where they will request refugee status or transit visas. Once they are granted that, they will keep moving northward, and to the United States border, where they will attempt to enter the United States.
The Associated Press reported that this time, caravan organizers are instructing the migrants better on what to say, to help them be granted access into Mexico and the United States. Reportedly, they have coached them to say that they are fleeing ‘endemic poverty and violence in Honduras. Mexico responded to the information on Wednesday, and said that their interior ministry would not issue entry visas for migrants who don’t meet…
“the requirements to transit toward a neighboring country.”
Also, they said that they would not grant visas at the border port of entry. They said that those are only allowed at the Mexican consulates located around the world.
Meanwhile, President Trump continues to do all that he can to reinforce the border. He has threatened to allow a government shut-down if he doesn’t get at least 5 billion in funding for the border wall, announced he will extend approval for troops deployed to the border in their effort to assist the border patrol, and has continued to reinforce the security measures. Sadly, Democrats and Mainstream Media are even attacking their use of nonlethal measures like tear-gas, in an effort to weaken the border, and allow the caravan members to cross illegally into the United States. However, they conveniently leave out the fact that under the Obama Administration, the border patrol employed tear gas and rubber bullets, nearly once a month, throughout his Administration. In fact, the Daily Caller revealed that…
“Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents used tear gas on at least 79 occasions under President Barack Obama. Most of the instances occurred at the southwest border.”
In fact, they reported that the U.S. border agents…
“fired tear gas near the San Ysidro port of entry Sunday as hundreds of migrants tried to breach the U.S. border. The incident led CBP to shut down the port’s pedestrian crossings for about four hours and vehicle lanes for about five-and-a-half hours. In the course of these events, individuals engaged in active assaults, throwing dozens of projectiles at CBP law enforcement personnel,” CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan told members of the media in a phone call Monday. “Our Border Patrol agents were able to counter this activity, address the attempted group entry, and resolve the assaults with presence and less-lethal device deployments.”
The Daily Caller also points out that…
“in 2013, the San Diego Union-Tribune published a story that said Border Patrol used “pepper spray and other means” to keep about 100 people from illegally crossing the border near the same port of entry that migrants approached Sunday. Also, KPBS reported that the Border Patrol used tear gas and rubber bullets during the 2013 incident.”
Ultimately, President Trump must be allowed to secure the border, despite Democrat efforts to stymie his agenda. Sadly, Democrats has vowed to his block border wall funding, declared that the border patrol violated chemical weapon international laws with their use of tear gas, despite being ok with the Obama Administrations use of both tear gas, and rubber bullets, and globalist nations like France, Germany, and other nations who use it against their own people. Therefore, despite what the President uses to defend American lives and the American border, Democrats will fight to the end, in their effort to promote their globalist open-border, socialist, and communist ideologyical agenda. Fortunately for us, we have a President who will fight for our constitution, and ‘We the People’, regardless of the outlandish and ridiculous attacks, that will be increasingly perpetrated by the left, as they take control of the lower chamber of Congress in January.