by R. Cort Kirkwood
Friday, 21 June 2019
Two House Republicans have asked the acting chief of the Homeland Security Department for detailed information about the illegal-alien criminals who have been crossing the U.S. border.
The request from Representaives Jim Jordan of Ohio and Mark Meadows of North Carolina also divulged that nearly 30 percent of the “migrants” who hit the southwest border in a caravan in January were criminals. Nearly 10 percent of a caravan that arrived in December were criminals.
The letter to DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan also shows that President Trump was right when he said the caravans were full of thugs, rapists, and murderers and declared an emergency at the border.
Yet the letter deals with just two of the caravans, which raises a frightening question: How many of the 676,315 illegals who have crossed the border since the beginning of fiscal 2019 are thugs?
Jordan and Meadows’ letter opens by noting that the president’s proclamation of an emergency at the border was “a major entry point for criminals, gang members, and illicit narcotics” threatening “core national security interests.”
Hard-left Democrats, who want the border open to bring in future voters who will permanently alter the demographic of the country and move its laws and policies even further to the radical left, opposed Trump’s order and accused him of racial animosity.
But Jordan and Meadows show that he was right:
In October 2018, CBP’s Office of Intelligence (OI) tracked one caravan estimated to include nearly 8,000 individuals that arrived south of California in December 2018. ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) established that 660 of these individuals had U.S. criminal convictions—nearly 40 were convicted of assault or aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Three individuals were convicted of murder.