On the heels of a disastrous government shutdown, which itself was fueled over a hard-nosed immigration debate, there is more trouble heading north through Mexico…and the Department of Defense is concerned.
That’s not a thing you really ever want to hear: “The Department of Defense is concerned“. That’s not the sort of sentence that sits well with someone, let alone someone with responsibilities the likes of which a sitting US President has.
Donald Trump has been tough on border security, and with every to be so. The American people chose him to lead this nation in no small part because of his promise to put a barrier on the southern border. The hope isn’t to exclude anyone who wants to assimilate into the United States; the hope is to have them do so safely, where we can greet them with a smile, some paperwork, and a roadmap to their hopeful future in our country.
What we don’t need are nefarious entrepreneurs on the border, dangerously ferrying these tired, sick, hungry, and vulnerable women and children across the desert.
Now, in what could only be seen as an exclamation point of emphasis during our brief reprieve from another possible government shutdown over the border, the DOD is warning that three migrant caravans are now headed our direction…and they are huge.
There are three migrant caravans headed to the United States’ southern border with Mexico, according to top Pentagon official John Rood.
Rood testified to the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday that one of the caravans contains over 12,000 migrants.Advertisement - story continues below
“Current information shows that a caravan of over 12,000 people — there’s three that we are tracking, that the DHS is tracking en route, one that is over 12,000 by the latest estimate,” said Rood, who is the under secretary of Defense for policy.
Without an updated border security plan, there is little hope to prevent chaos as these hordes reach border towns such as Tijiuana.
During the last wave of caravans, Tijuana was hit particularly hard, with their mayor echoing similar humanitarian concerns to those of US President Donald Trump.