Illegal Alien Caravan Doubles in Size, Pushes North to U.S.



Yet another caravan of illegal aliens is heading north to the U.S., challenging both this nation’s sovereignty and political will to control the flow of migrants into the nation.  Already 3,000 strong, the group of mostly Honduran illegal aliens has already doubled in size as it pushes northward with some openly seeking better economic opportunities and others claiming to flee widespread violence.

If past is prologue, the group, comprised largely of adults traveling with children, will attempt to cross into the United States illegally. Although most openly admit that they are seeking better economic conditions, they will, nevertheless, request  political asylum if apprehended. U.S. asylum laws have become a virtual guarantee that illegal aliens, particularly those with children in tow, will almost immediately be released into the U.S. Most will likely never appear for their asylum hearings.

With the backdrop of a Congress that failed to pass any legislation tightening the nation’s asylum laws against fraud, or amending the court agreement that mandates that children can only be held for 20 days, it would seem the U.S. is again caught between a rock and a hard place.  But is that really the case?

Not really.  When faced with situations like this in the past, previous administrations have authorized the immediate construction of tent cities along the border to house asylum applicants.  In addition, the Trump administration could dispatch mobile asylum courts that can quickly hear their claims. The mere presence of mobile asylum courts on the border – along with the resulting return to their home countries of those with fraudulent claims – would likely  stanch the flow north.

If we don’t act quickly and decisively, many more of Central America’s 41 million residents might be thinking about creating caravans of their own.

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22 Comments

  1. avatar

    Trump has had two long years to do something about illegal border crossers, more than enough time. Probably will use the border for reelection, pathetic.

    President’s job is to enforce our existing laws. We must protect all states from invasion as the Constitution requires and not allow Presidents to make their own laws and plans like Bush & Obama.”

    Not only do states “have the inherent right” to refuse entry to illegal aliens, “they also have the power to remove such persons found in their states, even without sanction of the national government.”
    Where are the States?

    Drain Americas swamp, deport all non-citizens, illegals, no matter who they are, how old they are, how long they have been here.

    The forces controlling immigration, mass immigration, Legal or illegal and pro Amnesty are to strong to fight back against.

    White genocide is planned.

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    Linda Anderson on

    Why don’t we just act like Putin, take it all over and bring law and order down to s america? We have been talking about this since i can remember in high school in late 70’s. Enough! We need 2 walls anything in between gets shot…like Germany..lol

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      They are all here to get on the Democrat welfare wagon. We the taxes payers can’t afford to support them.

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    They need to get the military at the border and do NOT allow anyone to enter this country illegally.. ANYONE saying they are seeking asylum… SEND THEM TO THE PORT OF ENTRY and tell them they MUST enter correctly or they will NOT be allowed to enter..
    this INSANITY MUST STOP OR THEY WILL KEEP ON COMING, MORE AND MORE OF THEM…

    HEAVEN HELP THIS COUNTRY… VOTE REPUBLICAN!!!

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    This is not going to stop until some bullets start flying, Then it will stop IMMEDIATELY! If their country of origin is screwed up, fix it! Don’t drag the problem here. I see a lot of able bodied men and women it that group, able enough to make a difference in their own country.

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      Michael I could not agree more. I have said many times, that the American people didn’t make this country the greatest country in the world so that “whoever” can just come here illegally. They bring their nasty habits – they do NOT assimilate. I live in Orlando and when I go out my door, all I hear is screaming spanish people talking. It absolutely disgust me. Ofcourse the hurricane didn’t help – Orlando is now know as “little P.R.)

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    This is an invasion and should be dealt with as such! ILLEGALS caught in this country should be sent out immediately! The real problem is the TRAITORS in Congress who are violating their oath of office by not demanding the law which they wrote are enforced.
    Enforcement results in “self deportation” as Arizona proved. Obama and Holder sued to stop that! They should be held personally responsible for any and all crimes committed thereafter!
    We are either a nation of laws or we are not. It’s not for selective choosing!
    The countries sending these people should be cut off from all aid IMMEDIATELY! That includes Mexico who is actively complicit in this invasion!

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    They’re not “illegal aliens” – YET! They become illegal aliens once they jump the US border. They MAY be illegally present in Mexico, however, the last time one of these ‘caravans” formed, the Mexican government claimed they were given ‘transit visas’ or some such nonsense. If they want to claim asylum, Mexico, under international law, is the place to do it. Trump needs to repel this with the full force of civil and criminal law. They must not be allowed to enter the US. Once they get a foot on US soil, they’ll Lawyer Up.

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      Nancy Pelosi says a wall is “immoral”. The Democrats deny deny deny that they are for open borders but the saying is actions speak louder than words. Everything they support works for open borders.

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        I’m a Democrat and I, and many other democrats have been for immigration reform for decades. I worked for the farm workers union to become a reality in California, and the result of that has been better conditions for citizens, resulting in birth control, education and security for citizens doing grueling agricultural work. It’s been a life improving move across the board. However, it does not mean to me and not anyone in this country, that we must be they who clean up the huge overpopulation mess made from religious superstition about birth control. Some countries just plain need to get a grip on their issues and cease sending them to us. Makinhbthis a partisan issue, finger pointing and flag waving isn’t solving anything except giving a few egos license to childishly blame it ultimately on ourselves! Duh!

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    They are coming for jobs. If congress would make e-verify mandatory, this would destroy many of the jobs sucking in the illegals.

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    One of these people was being interviewed and she really let the cat our of the bag. The first thing she said was “no jobs”. That was the reason that the mother of that 2 year old came here for. The one where the media went on for a solid week [they still run the picture] about how the two of them were separated when the fact was that the photographer simply made that up. Then after a week the father, who was left with the other kids, said that the mother wasn’t fleeing anything and they weren’t separated, she simply wanted a good job here. And with that, after the whole story fell apart, it was exit stage left by the media, with barely 1/100 of the time put into a correction as spreading the original false story.

    Trump is saying he will cut aid to Honduras. Liberals will swoon and clutch their pearls but it’s the only way to do it. Trump did absolutely the right thing when he cancelled Obama’s deal with Iran. All Obama did was give them access to money and trade so they could spend more money sponsoring terrorism. You see a lot of headlines about how “Chinese exports soared” in spite of Trump’s tariffs. No surprise. A lot of people ordering ahead to avoid the tariffs, then they won’t need to order for awhile. Trump refuses to kowtow to them and let them get away with unfair trade and stealing our technology. Make a penalty for bad behavior and they will think twice.

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    stephen m m saliga on

    IS THE US A NATION OF LAW OR NOT , PUT THE MARINES ON THE BORDER STOP ALL ILLEGALS, PEOPLE OF THE WORLD DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO ENTER THE US , EXCEPT BY LAWFUL MEANS.. STOP ALL ANCHOR BABY,S ITS A 100 YEAR SCAM PUT ON THE US , WELFARE FROM BIRTH TILL DEATH ON THE BACKS OF AMERICANS WHO HAVE WORKED THEIR WHOLE LIFE AND SHOULD NOT HAVE THEIR TAX MONEY SPENT ON ANY ILLEGAL. STOP THIS INSANITY. US GOVERMENT WAKE FROM YOUR SLUMBER , AND PUT A STOP TO THIS GOBIELIEST INVASION.