It’s not going to be easy.
In response to members of a caravan of illegal immigrants that likely includes gang members and criminals scaling a border fence in San Diego this week in a show of defiance, the Department of Homeland Security has installed razor wire atop that same fence as a reminder of who’s boss.
“As we have said repeatedly, being a member of a caravan doesn’t give you any special rights to enter the country,” department spokeswoman Katie Waldman said to Fox News.
A photo of the razor wire-adorned fence may be seen below:
Border Officials have added razor wire to the San Diego-Tijuana border fence that migrants from the caravan were seeing scaling yesterday. pic.twitter.com/H3VQFVtFoP
— The Columbia Bugle ?? (@ColumbiaBugle) November 14, 2018
DHS installed the razor wire Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning after the caravan’s vanguard arrived Tuesday afternoon in the Mexican border town of Tijuana and proceeded to climb the fence and then cheer and jeer from atop it in defiance of the Trump administration.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly spoken out against the caravan, describing it as an “invasion” force and warning that it contains dangerous men who pose a potential threat to national security.
Watch footage of the caravan members jeering at U.S. authorities from the fence below. Though some members reportedly jumped onto American soil, they immediately fled back across to the Mexican side of the border in fear of quickly approaching U.S. Border Patrol agents.
Most of the caravan members who showed up in Tijuana this week appear to be men. This fits perfectly with a report released by renowned investigative reporter Sara Carter after she returned from a trip to Central America late last month.
Speaking with Fox News host Sean Hannity upon her return, she noted that she primarily saw young unemployed men — some of them reportedly gang members — during her visit.
“Some of the people within the caravan were actually tattooed with MS-13 markings,” she said. “It wasn’t the majority of people, though, but what I can tell you is the majority of people that were in the caravan and the people I interviewed on the ground there were men.”
More footage from Tuesday may be seen below:
The media tend to portray the caravan differently, using images of a select few women and children to suggest to their audiences that most members of the caravan and vulnerable people.
Yet every time video footage from the caravan emerges, it invariably shows young men — legions of them — and barely any women and children.
Take for instance the following footage that reportedly shows 350 men and boys arriving in Tijuana:
Because of concerns about the caravan, earlier this month the Trump administration introduced new measures to deny asylum to any members of the group who cross into the U.S. illegally.
In response the American Civil Liberties Union filed a suit on behalf of the caravan’s estimated 7,000+ members, falsely proclaiming that his “asylum ban is illegal.”
No, it’s not. As per the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, the president is fully authorized to limit immigration in whatever fashion he deems necessary.
The administration responded by the ACLU for its disdain of U.S. sovereignty and willingness to priorities the needs of criminal aliens over America’s rightful residents.
“The fact that the ACLU and its partners would go to court to specifically sue for the right for aliens to enter the country illegally is demonstrative of the open-border community’s disdain for our nation’s laws that almost all rational Americans find appalling,” the admin reportedly said.
The overwhelming response on social media to DHS’s installation of razor wire atop the fence in San Diego this week suggests that a bulk of the American people wholeheartedly agree:
Pretty obvious that it wasn’t “poor innocent women and children” who were scaling that wall even before the razor wire was installed.
— tonyb1957 ??? (@tonyb1957) November 15, 2018
Keep it going all around that fence. We should have done this after the 1st caravan came through a year or two ago. Now, we just need sharp spikes going all the way up the fences, a 20 ft minefield on our side of the border beyond the legal entry points, canines at the entry also
— Fed Up AMERICAN (@FedUpAMERICAN14) November 15, 2018
Bout time ?
— Jorge Rodriguez (@jrod0498) November 15, 2018
Took them long enough.
— Pete (@wraithknight) November 15, 2018
They should add land mines and machine gun nests
— john smith (@johnsmi81957536) November 15, 2018
That is great news. I want to see one of these lawbreakers attempt to disrespect our border patrol agents by taunting them now.
— G.M. (@libertybell007) November 15, 2018
Woohoooo!!!! Send them all back!
— TexasHispanicChick ??????? (@Cindy78774015) November 15, 2018
Some on social media likewise slammed the media for constantly lying about the caravan. The media’s latest lie was that the caravan was still thousands of miles away from the border.
Don’t worry, the liberal media told us this was all in our imaginations. Nothing to see here folks. Move along. ?? https://t.co/9yqH8xncyx
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) November 15, 2018
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