Trump Against Migrant Caravan: 5,000 Troops To Be Deployed To Southern Border; Military Actively Moving Equipment

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

The US military will deploy 5,000 troops to the southern border – up from initial estimates of 800, according to the Wall street Journal, citing US officials. The troops will be sent to Texas, Arizona and California as Central American migrant caravan makes its way north through Mexico.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters Sunday that the military has already started to deploy countermeasures to the southern border, following weekend reports that Mexican police had abandoned their own blockades as a massive Central American migrant caravan continues their march north, reports AP.

Trump Against Migrant Caravan: 5,000 Troops To Be Deployed To Southern Border; Military Actively Moving Equipment

Pentagon is installing jersey barriers ahead of the troop deployment.

Trump Against Migrant Caravan: 5,000 Troops To Be Deployed To Southern Border; Military Actively Moving Equipment

The additional troops will provide logistical and other support to the Border Patrol, and will bolster the efforts of the approximately 2,000 National Guard forces already there. The new forces are expected to provide logistical assistance such as air support and equipment, including vehicles and tents.

National Guard troops routinely perform those same functions, so it is not clear why active duty forces are being used. –AP

Mattis’s comments come amid a vow by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen that the caravan “is not getting in.”

“My general message to this caravan is: Do not come,” Nielsen said. “You will not be allowed in. … There is a right way to immigrate to the United States,” she continued, “and this is not it.

On Sunday night, Fox News initially reported that just 800 soldiers would be deployed to the border to provide “logistical support,” which includes providing vehicles and tents for the Border Patrol.

Trump Against Migrant Caravan: 5,000 Troops To Be Deployed To Southern Border; Military Actively Moving Equipment

The caravan of roughly 7,200 migrants is around 1,000 miles from the closest US border crossing, and is becoming yet another flashpoint over President Trump’s immigration policy less than two weeks before the key November 6 midterm elections. According to Fox, the group is traveling at around 30 miles per day since leaving Honduras.

Vice President Mike Pence warned this weekend that the caravan was being funded by outside, leftist groups, citing intelligence he says was provided by foreign partners along with a telephone call with the President of Honduras.

“What the president of Honduras told me is that the caravan was organized by leftist organizations, political activists within Honduras, and he said it was being funded by outside groups, and even from Venezuela,” Pence told Fox News in an interview late Friday in Yuma, Arizona. “So the American people, I think, see through this – they understand this is not a spontaneous caravan of vulnerable people.” –Fox News

President Trump, meanwhile, has levied harsh criticism at Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador for not stopping the caravan, and even threatened to cut off aid last week in retaliation. Trump has also claimed that “criminals and unknown Middle Easterners” are among the migrants, while Homeland Security said last week that “gang members” and those with “significant criminal histories” are also traveling with the caravan.

Over 100 Mexican officers allowed the caravan to cross a bridge they had barricaded following outrage from Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission, which told police that the rural stretch of highway they were blocking had no shade, toilets or water for the migrants.

Police boarded buses and headed further down the highway, while migrants cheered and vowed to trek all the way to the U.S. border.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto launched a program on Friday dubbed “You are home,” which promises shelter, medical attention, schooling and jobs to Central Americans who agree to stay in the southern Mexico states of Chiapas or Oaxaca.

Police commissioner Benjamin Grajeda said that authorities only blocked the highway Saturday to tell people about the government’s offer. “Here in this truck right now you can get help,” he said. –Fox News

Thousands of migrants rejected Mexico’s offer for asylum Friday night, however some said they were willing to discuss the issue once they reach Mexico City. If those discussions don’t result in the caravan stopping, US forces await at the border.

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  • Kelli Hernandez

    Welcome to the fascist state of America and the US GAZAN BORDER.

  • iosongasingsing

    The question that humanity poses is: Will Trump follow the instructions of Israel and repeat the massacres of the Jewish zionists in Gaza?

    • Ronald

      The zionist star can be seen on several trucks transporting this “army of Soro’s”.
      Soros is a known backer of the Hillary Clinton side of the Democratic Party.
      There are also hundreds of ‘patriots’ who will be ‘backing up’ the undermanned border force.
      Smell a False Flag coming up, just before the election.

      • Brother Ma

        Zionists also back the Republicans as well. What… you have not heard of Trump’s Circle of Jewish partners and son-in-laws,jewish daughters /Jewish daughter-in-laws?

        • Kelli Hernandez

          Trump bankrolled by Sheldon Adelson dual Israeli billionaire. Trump is one of (((them)))

      • Kelli Hernandez

        The Zionists are deliberately hurrying the caravan to the US border in time for Trump to exploit his racist base to get more votes for midterms. Dems have fake bombs and GOP has migrants.
        BTW, migrants who are escaping VUOLENT OBAMA HILLARY REGIME CHANGE IN HONDURAS.
        Just like war torn migrants in MM.
        Americans are rabid hate filled narcissists. They are violent colonizers. The very lands they sit on and claim as their own STOLEN from an indigenous population

  • Snowglobe

    The question is, has there been enough evidence collected on Soros yet, and is Trump going to arrest his sorry *ss?

    • Ronald

      Only photos of trucks with the star of zion up near the door handles of the trucks used by the migrants.

      • Brother Ma

        Oh but that is an outlier ! A coincidence ! How dare you mention that!😉

      • Snowglobe

        Sadly, that is not enough to take down anyone. What would happen is wailing and gnashing of teeth, and cried of “I have been framed! Who stuck that vile thing on the truck”.

        There is a good news this morning. Apparently it is within the realm of possibility that by Executive order, Trump may be able to stop the “anchor baby” process and the “birthright citizenship”.

        Change comes slowly.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5L_7ecozGg&t=0s

    • Garga

      Of course not. If he did, then who will he blame for the shortcomings?

      Did he attempt to arrest Killary with all the evidence she left? I remember he promised to do it, what a shock when he dodged yet another of his campaign promises to American people which Zionists didn’t like.

  • H Eccles

    re the quote.. “My general message to this caravan is: Do not come,” Nielsen said. “You will not be allowed in. … There is a right way to immigrate to the United States,” she continued, “and this is not it.”

    Funny.. that’s probably what the Native Americans thought when Nielsen’s ancestors turned up several hundred years back.

    • Brother Ma

      Funny how this state of affairs only gets the Uncle Sammers when it happens on their borders.

      No American cared when their antics caused the trash to invade Europe a few years ago.

      • Kelli Hernandez

        Trash? You do mean the migrants from the ME & Africa escaping US regime change wars for Israhell?
        Do you hate Iran too? If US applies regime change menu to Iran there will be influx of 80 million into the EU

        • Brother Ma

          Read more of my comments. You will see i denounce US policy and i agree that the flood is caused by the US and ISrael. Yet ,the flood are almost all men! Young,healthy ! They are not refugees ,they are invaders. Real Refugees are composed mostly of women,children and old people and stay in the first safe country they get to.

  • Hide Behind

    They will enter United States and jpin the already established tent cities that stretch from coast.
    The least US can do is supply them with soap and water, shelter them in unused Wal Marts Homeland Securitys’ facilities.
    Seperate their. children from them and give busride tickets backhome.
    If they do get across border give them backpacks filled with Goodwill clothing, weeks supply of food and water, and large blue or green tarps.
    Tell them where the Santuary cities are and load them aboard for rides too them.Once there kick them out at city centers.
    There they can join the ranks of unemployables that live on welfare below poverty level 48,000,000 of them, with over 1 400 000 children that do not get but enough too eat. happy campers all.
    Why more third world occupants do not gather together and walk upon all Eurocentric nations is beyond me, for it is easier than trying to overthrow abusive governments.
    There are plenty of civilized white folk in those nations that will greet them with open arms and take care of them.
    Just as if Palestinians millions could march towards Israelis if they could find a minds to do so.
    Of course living under swualor and being treated as filthy animals is better than 9mm, 5.56 and 308 holes in bodies.
    As Israel has more than enough guns and millions upon millions of rounds and people that will gladly use them it would be a bloodbath, but an effective one.
    Years ago a now banned book tells of tens of millions people from India hijacking ocean cargo and liners that head to Europe.
    And yes Europe did not shoot them.
    Why was book banned in Europe and US?
    Think about it.

  • Garga

    How many are there in the “migrant caravan” anyway? 5000? 7,000?
    Give me a break. They’re talking about it for days and days, it’s nothing but a scare tactic. This number try to enter Europe in a slow week and it never stops. The same probably happens in the US borders but this time is different, this time they’ve got themselves an election to win, otherwise they’d deal with it the way they always did: quietly returnin’, deportin’ or shootin’.

    Politics in the US became unbelievably lame. One side uses scare tactic using tube bombs, the other uses scare tactic using migrants. None of them have any plan to help their own people which are scared of migrants, bombs, planes, Russia, trucks, Iranians, buildings, shadows, north Korea, Soros, commies, mail and aliens.

    • Kelli Hernandez

      Great description of outcome fake news MSM has had on the sheeple.
      However, take heart, 100 million did not vote in 2016, meaning that those caught in partisan fake divides are the minority in the US. Most people see MSM and pathological politics for the freak show that it really is.

  • Kelli Hernandez

    Seems the US is utilizing buses and vans to get migrants to the border so Trump can dog whistle his racist base for votes .
    As long as hate remains in America the US border will be turned into GAZA.

    • Ronald

      “The US border will be turned into Gaza”, that is the zionist’s goal.
      That way they can excuse their slaughter of the Palestinians.
      The Democrats have Soros backing this set up. Soros knows that if there are photos of women and children shot dead at the border, the Republicans will loose the elections.
      Despite your condemnation of Americans, they are like anyone else, poorly informed and struggling to get by, but they would not vote for “someone who kills women and children”.
      However as you and Brother Ma have pointed out, both bets are covered, by the money.