President Donald Trump responded to the migrant assault on the U.S. southern border with Mexico on Sunday, threatening the U.S. “will close the Border permanently if need be.” He also called on the U.S. Congress to fund the wall, funding the Republican majorities promised and failed to deliver.
“Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries,” President Trump tweeted early Monday morning. “Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A.”
Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries. Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A. We will close the Border permanently if need be. Congress, fund the WALL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2018
A port of entry on the U.S. southern border with Mexico was closed after hundreds of Central American migrants attempted to storm across illegally. The tension at the U.S.-Mexico border is a test for both President Trump and Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
The two leaders reached a tentative agreement, dubbed “Remain in Mexico.” But several hundred of the caravan from Honduras attempted to physically push through a blockade of Mexican police at the border between Tijuana and California, and attacked U.S. Customs and Border Patrol personnel.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen tweeted out an update confirming a second attempt to forcefully enter the country illegally. Another group attempted to climb a railway siding ito cross the border over the mountains, shouting “We are not criminals! We are international workers!”
Worth noting, finding a job is not a valid asylum-claim and dangerous criminals — including organized crime members — are embedded alongside women and children. One male migrant claimed to have an outstanding warrant in the U.S. for attempted homicide, while also claiming he is an asylum-seeker in search of a job.
ITV News Correspondent Emma Murphy witnessed the mayhem on Sunday and reported the rowdy crowd was shouting Barack Obama’s campaign slogan (“yes we can”) and waving hand-painted American and Honduran flags.
The migrant groups remain composed mostly of working-age men from Honduras and other Central American countries.
Pueblo Sin Fronteras, leftwing activists claiming to be a human rights refugee resettlement group, organize and fund the mad dashes to the southern border knowing full-well filing an asylum claim is tantamount to fraud.
Meanwhile, the mayor of Tijuana declared a humanitarian crisis in the border city and asked the United Nations (UN) for financial aid to handle the roughly 5,000 camped out inside a sports complex. They’ve clashed with Mexican citizens and police as made their way through their neighbor to the North illegally.
“We will close the Border permanently if need be,” the president added in the tweet. “Congress, fund the WALL!”