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Posted on 10/22/2018 7:38:44 AM PDT by Red Badger
The throng of Central American migrants advancing toward the U.S. border in southern Mexico has now swelled to a whopping 7,000 people as they defy the efforts of four governments to break them up.
Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants rose at dawn on Sunday from the shores of a river between Guatemala and Mexico and continued their trek northward, overwhelming Mexican government attempts to stop them at the border.
Their numbers swelled from 2,000 to about 5,000 overnight and at first light they set out walking toward the Mexican town of Tapachula, 10 abreast in a line stretching approximately a mile. That number has now reportedly risen to 7,000.
Several hundred more already had applied for refugee status in Mexico and an estimated 1,500 were still on the Guatemalan side of the Suchiate River, hoping to enter legally.
It came as President Donald Trump fired off a tweet on Sunday afternoon, saying: 'Full efforts are being made to stop the onslaught of illegal aliens from crossing our Southern Border.
'People have to apply for asylum in Mexico first, and if they fail to do that, the U.S. will turn them away. The courts are asking the U.S. to do things that are not doable!'
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Trump went on to add in a separate tweet: 'The Caravans are a disgrace to the Democrat Party. Change the immigration laws NOW!'
It was not immediately clear where the additional travelers had materialized from since about 2,000 had been gathered on the Mexican side Saturday night.
They seemed likely to be people who had been waiting in the Guatemalan town of Tecun Uman and who decided to cross during the night.
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Caravan of migrants swells to 7,000 and stretches more than a mile long as they continue marching towards the U.S. border - but Trump warns full efforts are being made to stop the 'onslaught of illegal aliens'
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Marching my arse...they’re being driven, fed and housed
At the rate they're moving, when are they expected to get to our border? Anyone hear any projections?
Trump needs to take a stand. No more threats.
Crocodile Dundee could walk across Mexico in four days. Women and children would probably take quite a bit more time.
We’re no better than Europe, actually we’re probably worse off demographically. This is Trump’s last chance, if he doesn’t stop this I’m done with him. Kelly or whoever the *%&! keeps whispering his ear about “we can’t do it, the courts will stop us” needs to be fired TODAY.
Let some Hawaii District Judge enforce their order to recall the National Guard themselves. Our country is being stolen and our wealth is being strip-mined by INVADERS.
By then it could be 50K strong. And maybe a lot more. Comprised mostly of Mexicans.
American Thinker magazine reporting “up to 10,000” now.
How can it be stopped? Military on border with teargas ?
Where are these invaders located today and where are they planning on hitting the USA.
Looks to me they are just out of Guatamala days away if not weeks
They didn’t overwhelm the Mexican government. The cartels are giving them food, water, and rides
According to Griffin Jenkins reports from the border,the detention facilities are already full,so why is President Trump waiting for the horde from South America to get here before shutting down the border?
Do it Now! Shut it down today,announce it,that’s it,a national security situation exists,then send troops to enforce it
Unless we get serious and put troops on the border and allow no one to enter we are still losing our country.
We have 4 or 5 Senators that side with the citizens and the rule of law.
Most of the GOP Senators are Bush League Republicans hell bent on making the USA into North Mexico.
Graham has said repeatedly that he will keep working for amnesty for illegal aliens and their employers until he is removed from office and that any vote for him is a vote for amnesty.
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