President Trump has been adamant that he will not allow the massive migrant caravans currently sauntering through Mexico to illegally enter the United States.
This has been the President’s M.O. since long before he took the oath of office, having campaigned heavily on his stern immigration policy. His insistence that the United States build a “big, beautiful wall” on the southern border was undoubtedly a massive piece of his appeal during the 2016 election, and he hasn’t let up on the idea since.
With the caravan steadily moving north, however, Trump was forced to forego the congressional fight over the wall in order to secure the border more urgently. In order to do so, the Commander in Chief moved thousands of American troops southward in order to bolster the work being done by Border Patrol.
Now, video has emerged of a number of migrants scaling a fence and stepping into the United States, only to be ushered away by the increased security.
People on the Mexican side of the border could be seen climbing the fence near Friendship Park Tuesday afternoon after part of the Central American migrant caravan arrived in Tijuana.Trending:
Several people scaled the fence and sat on top of it. A few jumped or crawled to openings in the fence onto U.S. soil but quickly ran back as Border Patrol agents approached.
Several border agents were seen patrolling the area in trucks, 4-wheelers, a helicopter and on horses.
Apparently, Trump’s resources are working as a deterrent.
One man who happened to be on the north side of border while visiting the area described being entertained by the gathering.
“I was very surprised how many people are here and how many different officials are here, it seems like there’s something going on it’s not normal to have this many resources tied up all these vehicles saw armored car coming down the road it just seemed more than just an average day,” said Greg Boldner.
The majority of the migrants who are traveling via caravan are still weeks, perhaps months away from reaching the United States, according to experts.