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(1) Thread #4: Mass illegal immigration attempts on the US Southern border.

Caravans through Mexico will always be with us, certainly long after 2018 midterms. The current ones are different... the strongest response is needed.

Directory of threads:
(2) The strong response being formed now will reduce size/frequency of future caravan attempts. The eventual #EndCatchAndRelease, #FinishTheWall & other actions by the incoming congress will allow the military deployments to end.

#VoteGOP has never been more necessary.
(3) Essential reading about the caravans:…
(4) The remarks the President gave about the crisis, on November 1st:…
(5) White House fact sheet:…
(6) Watch the President's remarks here:

(7) One of the many fact-free Democrat talking points is that since the caravan is too far away to make it to border by election day, we shouldn't be focusing on the crisis at all.

How utterly irrelevant. Caravans are nothing new... it's time to seriously tackle the problem.
(8) Democrats have whined about us using the term "invasion."

How can I tell it's an invasion? (a) Size. The first caravan is too large to be dealt with using non-military agencies. (b) They proudly carry non-US flags every day. (c) Some have weapons & have used them vs cops.
(9) Common sense tells me that once they realize if they're allowed in while a (likely meritless) asylum application is processed, they'll spend a long time in an uncomfortable but humane detention camp only to be deported, many will turn back before reaching the border.
(10) Does the US government have enough tents and other equipment? Yes.

Does the US government have enough suitably trained personnel? Yes.

Is it fair that all this has to be done? No. But, unlike Democrats, we realize life isn't fair & you have to just do the best you can.
(11) Hurricane #Willa was never going to affect the caravans but the soon to be named Hurricane #Xavier probably will. The already inhumane, dangerous conditions faced by the BABIES, toddlers, & kids being used in the caravans will worsen with winds, rain & flooding.
(12) As I've said in my earlier threads, there is already crime inside the caravans bc the children are being subjected to abuse & neglect, even if they are with their legal "parents." I never give child abusers the title of parent, Mom or Dad.

And, many are with traffickers.
(13) The children & some of the adults appear in photos to be suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, & heatstroke, along with unnecessary exposure to infectious disease & injury. IMO, anyone who aids & abets the caravans is an enabler of child abuse & human trafficking.
(14) Tropical Storm #Xavier is now forecast to turn back out to sea and downgrade to a Tropical Depression and not strengthen into a hurricane.

Given the record-breaking season the Pacific is having, further storms could affect Mexico before the season ends on Nov 30th.
(15) U.S. Army soldiers, assigned to 309th Military Intelligence Battalion and 305th Military Intelligence Battalion set up one of many tents to house Operation Faithful Patriot troops at Fort Huachuca, AZ, on 11/1/18.
(16) A list of all the units and bases currently involved in this operation is below. 7,000 plus the 2,000 National Guard personnel who were already there. I'm sure the numbers will increase if necessary.…
(17) The Democrat talking points about Trump's border military deployment are ridiculous and, thankfully, won't wash with most people.

When they said #AbolishICE, polling showed that only about 15% of Americans supported that idea.

It's common sense to enforce the law.
(18) 9,000+ troops are needed bc the nature of the threat can change rapidly. Much of the operation is about housing, feeding, transporting, & providing security for LEOs, eg the CBP. It's not primarily about dealing with rioting, but that's the part that is hard to predict.
(19) When there is rioting in a city like Ferguson or LA, it's routine for the National Guard to at least be placed on standby. This deployment is exactly like that.

The fact that rioting has already taken place in Mexico is fully verified.
(20) There simply are not enough LEOs available to be #ready to handle the potential rioting.

The first of FOUR current caravans is *estimated* at 4,000 people, most of whom are clearly adult males. The others have 1,000 people each.

But even 10 people can start a riot.
(22) There's no reason to assume the caravans are at their maximum size rn, either. There are plenty of people in Mexico able & potentially willing to participate in rioting or other violence at the US border.

Having 9.000 troops near the border is prudent, for saving lives.
(23) Operation Faithful Patriot is "core business" for the military. Sec Mattis reminded media that it's just like helping after a major hurricane. DHS routinely requests help with logistics & other specialized skills. No one can do it faster or better than the military.
(24) Dems have a new talking point for any step the Trump admin takes to reduce public safety risk in this crisis.

Dems created & maintain the loopholes that encourage people to manipulate or force their way in.

I have a fact-based response to every Dem talking point.
(25) The military are helping close the loopholes, by providing detention facilities & other logistics support.

They are making it near-impossible for people to force their way in by using sheer force of numbers, or existing weak points where CBP already patrol & arrest.
(26) To address JUST ONE of this tweet's fallacies, yes, presenting at a port of entry requesting asylum is lawful. Failing to then appear at the court hearing is NOT lawful. 98% of them simply disappear into sanctuary cities & counties.

Not anymore. They will be detained.
(27) Boarding one's transportation vehicle, Saturday November 3, 2018:

Isla, Veracruz🇲🇽 vs Donna, Texas🇺🇸
(28) Mexico Southern border vs US Southern border.

Oct 20th, people crossing the Suchiate River in Hidalgo City while a Mexican cop merely watches.

Nov 2nd, US Military Police installing deterrent barriers along the Rio Grande near Hidalgo, TX... and just getting started.
(29) Some more photos of our wonderful military arriving and setting up camp near the border.
(30) Operation Faithful Patriot FTW.
(31) It's a shame the operation is only planned for 45 days, but I have a feeling it might get extended. Or at least, scaled down for a while with the facilities remaining in place for future use.
(32) Thank you all for your service! #OperationFaithfulPatriot
(33) Above in this thread you'll find photos of US Army units prepping at the border. Here's some photos of our great LEOs taking part in a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) training exercise at the border today, November 5th, in Hidalgo, Texas. #MAGA #VoteRed #VoteGOP
(34) CBP training exercise at the border in Hidalgo, TX:
(35) Remember, the military are providing logistical support to LEOs, of whom an additional 1,000 CBP officers have surged to the border in the last week or so. Armed Police securing the border is routine and normal. The US has every right to enforce its laws.
(36) If you use one of the ports of entry and don't threaten US cops or military, then there's no problem is there? These armed CBP officers are there to keep EVERYONE safe from those who break the law and risk lives.
(37) Americans are dreamers too. Today:

Caravaners waiting in line for the "organizers" to hand out clothes & shoes in Mexico City


US citizens waiting in line to hear President Trump in Cleveland. #VoteGOP #MAGA
(38) I've seen so many cellphones among people in the caravans, including iPhones. I just have an android, since I can't afford an iPhone.
(39) Soldiers continue to work through the night at Tent City Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona.
(40) Call in the cavalry!

1st Cavalry Division Troopers launch convoy from Fort Sam Houston.
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