illegal immigration

Self-identified MS-13 gang member arrested by Border Patrol agents says he came to US with caravan: CBP

A self-identified MS-13 gang member arrested over the weekend told Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that he was part of the caravan of immigrants trying to enter the U.S. Agents working the El Centro Sector crossed paths with the man eastward of the Calexico Port of Entry in California on Saturday around 6 p.m., the agency said in a news release. Border Patrol agents questioned the man, who they “suspected of being in the United States illegally,” upon which he revealed he was a Honduran citizen and part of MS-13, CBP said. “The man also told agents he traveled to the United States border with a large group of people from Central America intending on filing for asylum in the United States,” the news release said. The individual was later identified as Jose Villalobos-Jobel, 29, who will be held until he’s ultimately sent back to Honduras, CBP said. “As President Trump and Secretary Nielsen warned, over the last few weeks we have identified over 600 known criminals and gang members in the caravan,” the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement. “We are now predictably seeing members of the caravan – which includes criminals – show up at the border and claim asylum. These threats are only going to increase in light of illegitimate judicial injunctions and loopholes created by Congress.”

President Trump was criticized by Dems and the dominantly liberal mainstream media when he said MS-13 and other bad actors were in this so-called “caravan of migrants.”  Apparently he was exactly right.  Of course this story isn’t being reported by those liberal news agencies, as it undermines their narrative.  Typical..

First caravan-related violence reported in U.S. as rocks thrown at Border Patrol

The Border Patrol reported the first major instance of migrant caravan-related violence Saturday, saying a Honduran man threw rocks at agents to try to keep from being arrested Friday in Arizona. The 31-year-old, whom authorities didn’t name, had climbed a tree to try to avoid capture, then lit the tree afire and began to throw rocks at the agents as well as a helicopter called in to help track him. Neither the agents nor the helicopter were hit by the projectiles. The man was eventually arrested, and agents said he told them he was part of the migrant caravan that had been in the news. They said he had previous arrests in the U.S. and had been deported back in June. A local fire department had to be called to extinguish the fire. Caravan members totaling as many as 10,500 have been massing on the Mexican side of the border in recent weeks, Homeland Security officials say. While many images of the caravan show women and children, U.S. authorities say a majority of members are single adults, predominantly men, from Central America. That would make the Honduran man’s claims of caravan membership plausible. President Trump last month had specifically warned of the danger of rock-throwing by caravan members, and had said agents should treat rock-throwers as if they were using firearms. Indeed, rock-throwing, or “rocking” incidents, as they’re known to agents, can be violent encounters, often involving small boulders hefted at agents or their vehicles with enough force to shatter bones or dent trucks. U.S. officials have been worried about caravan-related violence since watching thousands of people bust through Mexico’s southern border, tussling with Mexican police who’d been sent down to try to prevent them from entering. It’s not clear why the Honduran man broke off from the rest of the caravans to attempt to enter on his own. Agents had first detected him when they spotted footprints along the border just east of the Andrade, California, border crossing.

Large Group of Central American Migrants Apprehended 60 Miles into Texas

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a large group of mostly Central American migrants marching through a ranch located about 60 miles north of the Texas-Mexico border. The group included an unaccompanied minor. Agents assigned to the Hebbronville Border Patrol Station came upon a suspicious vehicle in an area known for human smuggling. As the agents approached the vehicle, the driver jumped out and fled into the brush. Agents said that no one else was inside the vehicle, according to Laredo Sector Border Patrol officials. Agents could not locate the driver but managed to find a presumed drop-off location for what appeared to be a group of migrants attempting to circumvent the immigration checkpoint by walking through a ranch. After picking up the trail, the agents tracked the group until they eventually caught up with them. The agents apprehended 17 people they determined to be illegally present in the U.S., officials said. The migrants came to the U.S. from El Salvador (2), Guatemala (13), and Mexico (2). The group reportedly included one unaccompanied minor. The agents arrested the group of migrants and transported them to the station for processing. Officials seized the abandoned vehicle. Human smugglers frequently abandon migrants in the brush under circumstances that often lead to injury or death. In July, Border Patrol agents rescued a woman who had been left to die. Hebbronville Station agents received a call that a woman had become lost on a ranch, Breitbart News reported. Quickly responding, the agents managed to find the woman and provide her with medical assistance. A few days earlier, Hebbronville agents received another call from a woman who said she and her male companion were lost and the man desperately needed medical attention. The agents responded with the assistance of a National Guard helicopter aircrew and quickly located the couple. Unfortunately, the man had become unresponsive and eventually died from symptoms of heat and dehydration. So far this year, 344 migrants died during or shortly after illegal border crossings. Of those, 207 died in Texas alone.

American lawyers rush to Mexico to help caravan

A team of American lawyers is being deployed to Mexico to help advise members of the new migrant caravan on their options as they try to reach the U.S. and, in many cases, to demand asylum. The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, a Los Angeles-based organization, said it wanted to be proactive in getting assistance to the caravan, which has reached Mexico City. “Our immigration attorneys are part of a humane, compassionate, and concrete response for migrants,” said Luis Perez, legal services director for the group. While the elections have pushed the caravan from the front pages this week, thousands of Central Americans are still intent on reaching the U.S. They’ve camped in Mexico City where, according to local news reports, they are debating the route they’ll take as they head north, trying to reach the U.S.-Mexico border. President Trump has deployed more than 5,000 active-duty U.S. troops to the American side of the border, where they are hardening the ports of entry with razor wire fencing and working to support Border Patrol agents in the field. But it’s not clear the troops will have much effect on migrants who intend to show up at the ports of entry and demand asylum, exploiting what the administration calls “loopholes” that allow them to gain a foothold here even though few will eventually be deemed qualified. Mr. Trump last month said he would sign an executive order this week clamping down on asylum claims, though he didn’t give any details.

THIS is why it is imperative that these individuals NOT be allowed to step one foot on U.S. soil.  Once they do, then they’ll get all sorts of legal protection and other freebies that we, the actual tax-paying legal citizens of America, will have to pay for.

DHS: 300 in Migrant Caravans Are Known Convicts, Gang Members

Department of Homeland Security officials report that nearly 300 members of the migrant caravans en route to the U.S. at this time are either convicted criminals or known gang members. The criminals include individuals with convictions for sexual assault on a child, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, and assault on a female, officials reported. In an effort to lay out the facts about the migrant caravans approaching the U.S. from Central America, DHS officials reported that more than 270 people traveling along the caravan route have criminal histories or are known to be members of violent gangs. ” We continue to be concerned about individuals along the caravan route. In fact, over 270 individuals along the caravan route have criminal histories, including known gang membership. Those include a number of violent criminals – examples include aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, sexual assault on a child, and assault on a female. Mexican officials have also publicly stated that criminal groups have infiltrated the caravan. We also continue to see individuals from over 20 countries in this flow from countries such as Somalia, India, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. There is a large segment of this population that we know nothing about and we must be prepared to defend our border and enforce our laws to protect the citizens of our country.” The Mexican ambassador to the United States described some of the caravan migrants as “very violent,” DHS officials stated. “Unfortunately, some of the people in the caravan have been very violent against authority, even though they have offered the possibility of entering in compliance with immigration law and refugee status,” the ambassador said. During a radio interview, Mexico’s Interior Minister Navarrete Prida confirmed that criminal groups and gangs have infiltrated the migrant caravans.

Remember this the next time you see some tool on MSNBC or CNN downplay the threat posed by this so-called “caravan of migrants.”  Kudos to President Trump and his DHS for taking it seriously and enforcing our borders.  This story is developing..

U.S. military to deploy 5,000 troops to southern border: Report

The U.S. will send 5,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico to counter a massive migrant caravan, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The new estimate is a dramatic increase from Thursday, when the military planned to only deploy 800 troops. According to The Journal, troops will be stationed at ports of entry divided among Texas, Arizona and California and will later help with administrative tasks on the U.S.-side of the border. President Trump aimed another warning at the caravan, stressing that “our military is waiting for you!”

Child Molester Stopped from Illegally Re-Entering U.S.

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector stopped a previously deported child molester from successfully making his way back into the U.S. interior. Agents assigned to the McAllen Station apprehended an illegal alien on October 24 near the Texas border with Mexico. The man had just crossed the border illegally near the town of Penitas, Texas, according to information provided to Breitbart News by Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol officials. The agents arrested the man and transported him to the McAllen Station for processing and a biometric background investigation. During a records check, the agents identified the man as a Honduran national who has a previous conviction for sex crimes against a child. A court in Miami-Dade, Florida, convicted the Honduran man on charges of fondling a child and indecent exposure, Border Patrol officials reported. The court sentenced the man to four months in jail and added a five-year probation. As a previously deported sex offender, the Honduran national could now face felony charges in the Southern District of Texas for aggravated re-entry after removal. If convicted on the charge, he could face up to 20 years in federal prison before being removed again to his home country of Honduras. Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican national near Eagle Pass, Texas, who had just been deported in January following his 2016 conviction for Sexual Assault of a Child in Dallas County, Texas

Keep this story in mind as this so-called “caravan” approaches our southern border.  For more, click on the text above.