DHS: Caravan Migrants Now Total 8,500, 90% Ineligible For Asylum, More Caravans On The Way

The Department of Homeland Security issued a new statement on the migrant caravan invasion at the U.S. southern border Tuesday, declaring that the “overwhelming majority” of immigrants are not eligible for asylum.

“Given the activities of the last 24 hours at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, I want to provide an update on what occurred and attempt to dispel many of the rumors and much of the misinformation circulating,” said DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. “The caravan is far larger and more organized than previous ones. There are 8,500 caravan members in Tijuana and Mexicali. There are reports of additional caravans on their way.”

“The overwhelming majority of these individuals are not eligible for asylum in the United States under our laws. Historically, less than 10% of those who claim asylum from #Guatemala#Honduras, and #ElSalvadorare found eligible by a federal judge. 90% are not eligible,” she added.

This is an invasion, and anyone who tells you differently is selling something.  They are carrying flags from their homelands while storming the border.

Nielsen also reported that more than 600 members of the thousands of migrants traveling from Central America to the U.S. are convicted criminals.

“We cannot confirm the backgrounds and identities of all caravan members which possess a national security and public safety risk to our country. However, at this point we have confirmed that there are over 600 convicted criminals traveling with the caravan flow. This includes individuals known to law enforcement for assault, battery, drug crimes, burglary, rape, child abuse and more. This is serious,” Nielsen wrote. “Additionally, Mexico has already arrested 100 caravan members for criminal violations in Mexico.”

Liberals expect the U.S. government to just let these people into the country while ignoring laws but not their emotions.  Asylum is to be sought by the first non-threatening country you come across.  That would be Mexico.  The Mexican government offered them asylum, and they refused it because all the money and benefits are here.  Another thing the Left ignores and is trying to change is the definition of a refugee.  These migrants aren’t fleeing a war or government persecution, and that right off the bat means they are not considered refugees.  In fact, many of them were interviewed along their journey, and they themselves admit that they aren’t refugees and that they are simply looking for a job.

Laws and rules mean things, and we can’t continue to ignore them at our own peril.  It is unsustainable to continually take in millions of people who are unskilled and cannot take care of themselves.  The American taxpayers need a break.  Democrats don’t care that many of the migrants are criminals.  If they vote Democrat, then they want them here.  And trust me, if it were known that migrants overwhelmingly voted Republican the Democrats would be catapulting them back across the Rio Grande 24/7.

SOURCE: Hannity

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