Democrats and their propagandists in the ‘establishment media’ have adopted a default response to anything POTUS Donald Trump and members of his government say: Deny it, call them liars, and issue a counter-narrative.
That’s the way the Left has responded to the Trump administration’s claims that criminals have infiltrated the various migrant caravans that have either arrived at our southwest border or are close to arriving.
The Department of Homeland Security has said for some time now that criminal elements and gang bangers have infiltrated these caravans, and just as regularly, the Left has denied that, claiming that all migrants are harmless, impoverished people simply looking for a better life.
Now, however, Mexican officials are confirming DHS’ initial claims that criminals are indeed embedded in the caravans.
The Washington Examiner
Mexico’s ambassador to Washington has said that “there are people that have criminal backgrounds” in the migrant caravan, lending weight to President Trump’s assertion that it presents a threat to the United States.
Geronimo Gutierrez told the Washington Examiner that while there were criminal elements in the caravan, he could not put a number on how many there might be. A Department of Homeland Security official reportedly said on Monday the department estimates that there are more than 500 criminals traveling in the caravan heading toward the U.S.
When asked about the specific number, Gutierrez said, “What I can tell you is that we, you know, work together very closely with the United States through different mechanisms to look at people that are moving through our region and I think that’s positive because it allows us to identify individuals that might have a criminal background.”“I think that those numbers, precisely, were, I don’t know exactly where those numbers are coming from but I do know we have strong cooperation with the United States to identify people that have criminal records that are coming into our region, and that just makes sense, and that’s an example of the good cooperation that Mexico and the United States have,” he noted further.
Gutierrez said he was “skeptical” of the number itself, but it isn’t as though DHS is simply pulling numbers out of a hat.
As we reported
earlier this week, Homeland Security has paid informants inside the caravans and is getting human intelligence daily about them. Also, DHS is monitoring migrants’ social media and text messaging.
Either way, the president has a responsibility to protect and defend the country, and that starts at our borders. Anyone who is critical of that has a political agenda or is an enemy of the state.
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