Radical Leftist Accused of Pushing Huge Migrant Caravan to Deploy Disorder
- President Trump, on Monday,said the United States
will begin to cut off or reduce aid
to countries like Honduras,Guatemala, and El Salvador
as citizens from those countries
continue to make their wayto the United States border
as part of the so-calledcaravan of migrants.
President Trump alsodeclared an emergency,
stating that unknown MiddleEasterners had joined the group.
- The Democrats would ratherdestroy American communities
than defend America's borders.
- This whole problem thathas been going on now,
really since 2012, was precipitated
by the Obama administration'screation of DACA.
People got the messagethat kids could stay.
- [Erik] Steve Camarota
of the Center for ImmigrationStudies blames Congress
for not fixing the brokenimmigration system.
Some immigrants, he says,
are using these undocumented children
to get their day in courtand never showing up for it.
Camarota adds theseHondurans have traveled
through Guatemala and Mexico,
and both countries have asylum procedures,
but their goal is to live illegally
in a rich country like the United States.
- The number of people inthe asylum queue right now
is 300,000 plus.
That has grown more thansixfold in the last few years.
So there's been an explosion.
The whole thing haskind of ground to a halt
our ability to process these claims.
Everybody knows that.
Come with a kid.
We'll release you into the United States.
- Heritage Foundation seniorpolicy analyst Ana Quintana
writes that former Honduranlegislator, Bartolo Fuentes,
a member of the radicalleftist Libre party,
is behind the caravan.
According to Quintana, Libreis not a political party,
but a destabilizing movement.
It was founded in 2011
by the former president ofHonduras, Manuel Zelaya.
She adds Zelaya is an ally
of socialist governments in Latin America,
like the Castro regime in Cuba.
She calls this caravan antic
right out of the left'sdisorder and chaos playbook.
Pentagon sources tell CBN News
right now, some 2,100National Guard troops
are working side-by-sidewith Border Patrol agents,
and right now, the Pentagonhas not received any orders
from the President toincrease those numbers
along the border.
Erik Rosales, CBN News.