Texas isn’t taking any chances with the over the endless army of illegal invaders flooding into America right now by forcing their way over the border.
President Donald Trump has issued several warnings about the caravan that’s coming and can’t be stopped and was ignored. He threatened Mexico to do something about these invaders or face financial consequences. They too refused to act as this army made further advancement toward America. Now that they are almost here, Texans are going to extreme measures to protect their great state from being the port of entry for these mostly Honduran invaders who plan to force their way in and have a list of demands they’re bringing with them.
It’s unclear where this caravan plans to illegally cross into America from Mexico, but with Texas as one of the largest options, they state is making sure that’s not going to be an option. Of course, there’s always California who will likely roll out the red carpet for these illegals, making it easy to enter, but may be a little more challenging to get to. Less than 24 hours after Trump announced that he will be sending our military to protect vulnerable parts of the border, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced what they are doing now.
Conservative Tribune reports:
As a caravan of more than 1,000 migrants makes its way across Mexico with the hopes of entering the United States, how and where those migrants enter the country remains unknown.
It is assumed officials in California will welcome them should they attempt to enter the country there, but Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has other plans should they hope to enter via his state.
In a tweet posted Sunday, Abbott sent out a reminder that it’s not just U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents manning the entry points to Texas.
He’s also deployed National Guard troops, Abbott said.
Texas already has the National Guard and Dept. of Public Safety deployed to the border. https://t.co/HFNfC9ckRH
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 2, 2018
The caravan, first reported by BuzzFeed News, reportedly consists of up to 1,200 migrants, many of which are from Honduras.
“Organized by a group of volunteers called Pueblos Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders, the caravan is intended to help migrants safely reach the United States, bypassing not only authorities who would seek to deport them, but gangs and cartels who are known to assault vulnerable migrants,” wrote BuzzFeed reporter Adolfo Flores, who is traveling with the caravan.
“Organizers … hope that the sheer size of the crowd will give immigration authorities and criminals pause before trying to stop them,” he added.
According to Flores, he and his group were just 900 miles away from Brownsville, Texas as of this past weekend. So, they very well could use the state as their crossing point. Now, several days after making that location announcement, they could be a few hundred miles closer if they have stayed on course. What these migrants don’t know is what’s waiting for them at the Texas border should they not change course to California, or better yet, turn around and go back home.
President Trump isn’t the only one harping on this impending issue and why it’s important to stop it. Appearing on “Fox & Friends” on Monday, former Secret Service agent and Maryland congressional candidate Dan Bongino described this incoming invasion as “complete, total, utter chaos.”
“There is a consequence for us, Americans who have to finance this chaos,” Bongino said. “You can’t have a country without borders. It’s just a land mass without the borders.”
While there has been a steady flow of illegals crossing into our country, especially during Barack Obama’s administration, there hasn’t been an army of this kind that has come all at once. They aren’t just traveling in a pack and dominating by force of the size of their group, they plan to push through with demonstrations and demand amnesty once they get here. Furthermore, as history has shown, there has been a massive lack of apprehensions on our border, which these people probably know and will exploit. Things are different now in Texas that will prevent that from having with this assertive action that Abbott is smart to take.
“According to statistics from Customs and Border Patrol, the number of apprehensions of people attempting to enter the country illegally was more than 58,000 in President Barack Obama’s last full month in office,” Conservative Tribune reported. “In the first full month of the Trump administration, the number dropped to a little more than 23,500. By April of last year, the number had dropped to fewer than 16,000.”
“But the number of apprehended illegal border crossers increased in the second half of last year and peaked at more than 40,000 in December.”
Trump isn’t all talk, as we’ve seen with him making good on all of his campaign promises so far. Protecting the border is more important now than ever and he, like the great state of Texas, are doing just that. It’s not just a threat, it’s a promise.