This weekend, several news outlets reported that yet another caravan of Central Americans is being funded and assembled by left-wing activists in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. According to the Los Angeles Times, this one is estimated to have over 15,000 people who will be leaving for the long trek north through Mexico on Jan. 15, 2019
The original slow-moving caravan led to a variety of emotional outrage thanks to the advocacy of most of the mainstream media including the Trump-hating CNN and New York Times. Unfortunately, there is very little coverage of the many assaults perpetrated by illegal aliens against those American law enforcement officers and military troops guarding the Southwest border.
According to top officials at United States Border Patrol — one of the Homeland Security Department’s largest directorates — assaults on U.S. citizens assigned to guarding the board soared exponentially.
Border Patrol Section Chief Rodney Scott, who heads the San Diego section of the U.S.-Mexican border, assaults on border patrol agents have risen by 300 percent since the migrant caravans arrived from Central America.
“That 300 percent figure becomes more alarming when you realize that most of the attacks against border patrol employees came in just a two month period,” according to Glenn Beck’s The Blaze. The majority of the first migrant caravan arrived at the Mexican border-city of Tijuana late November, from which some of the immigrants illegally penetrated the U.S. border and began to pelt the American law enforcement officers with rocks and debris..
“These incursions are organized [and] they are bringing people down there for the express purpose of provoking a confrontation,” Border Patrol Agent Joshua Wilson said to reporters during a press briefing. “Having that barrier helps prevent many assaults on agents and that’s something the public really needs to understand…It’s not just a border security measure it’s a measure for agents’ safety as well,” said Agent Wilson.
Although in the past, most Republicans and many Democrats, such as Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Dick Durban, former Vice President Joe Biden and many others, supported the building of a border war. In the past, the House of Representatives and the Senate sent President George W. Bush legislation that included billions of dollars for a border wall in 2006.
According to the Los Angeles Times and The Blaze, “The assaults against American border agents have taken many forms. On New Year’s Eve, a border agent was struck in the face by a rock thrown by a caravan member. Others have been pelted with debris, concrete chunks, food and more. While the border patrol has not released the exact number of incidents and assaults against their team, they have released the dramatic percentages that showcase the increasing risk faced by those charged with protecting San Diego and the nation’s borders.”
The government shutdown — which is blamed on Trump and the GOP — is not giving the impact Democrat lawmakers expected as they continue to block measures to fund border security. “The plan was the Democrats and their news media cohorts would lead U.S. citizens to blame the GOP politicians for being unmerciful and harsh in their words and actions regarding “undocumented immigrants.”
A number of security experts have said that President Donald Trump’s $5 billion request for a border wall would help protect not only the nation, but those patrolling or posted at the U.S.-Mexican border.
Democrats have told the news media and their party-faithful that they prefer state-of-the-art measures such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones that could watch the border but not
pose a physical barrier to entry. However, a large number of security experts in the public and private sectors said that a physical wall would help protect border agents and likely decrease the number of assaults they face from inbound migrants, some of whom are believed to be criminal gang members, drug traffickers, child-sex slaves, and Islamic or Marxist terrorists.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, the original caravan included about 500 identified criminals who pose further risk to the border and to U.S. citizens.
The American citizens living in close proximity to the Mexican borders appear to receive very little if any news coverage of their plight and their “betrayal by their own politicians” who appear to care more about foreigners thank American citizens.
:”Since the Federal Government is required to hold hearings for asylum seekers, but has a limited number of resources to do so, the caravan and members are here to stay. Border agents face continued elevated risk as tempers run short and migrants run out of patience at the border,” stated the Los Angeles Times.