Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen released an official statement regarding the ‘migrant caravan’ members attempting to enter the country illegally this week; saying her Department is prepared to “shut down” ports of entry due to “security concerns.”
BREAKING: San Ysidro Port Of Entry has been closed.
According to statement from Sec. Nielsen:
– Closed to ensure public safety
– Large numbers of migrants stormed the border
– Threw projectiles, rocks at American border patrol guarding border
– Will shut down ports of entry pic.twitter.com/mc9biEgpsr
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 25, 2018
“This morning, CBP was forced to close the San Ysidro Port of Entry to ensure public safety in response to a large number of migrants seeking to enter the U.S. illegally. After being prevented from entering the Port of Entry, some of these migrants attempted to breach legacy fence infrastructure along the border and sought to harm CBP personnel by throwing projectiles at them,” said Sec. Nielsen.
Hundreds try to storm the border. Expect significant US response #tijuana pic.twitter.com/0T50XUnXtY
— emma murphy (@emmamurphyitv) November 25, 2018
“As I have continually stated, DHS will not tolerate this type of lawlessness and will not hesitate to shut down ports of entry for security reasons,” she continued. “We’ll seek to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law anyone who destroys federal property, endangers our frontline operators, or violates our sovereignty.”
CARAVAN CHAOS: Federal Judge BLOCKS Trump’s Asylum Ban at Southern Border
A federal judge in San Francisco abruptly blocked the Trump administration’s crackdown on asylum seekers entering the country through the United States’ southern border Monday night; setting the stage for a potential legal battle that could reach the Supreme Court.
According to Fox News, “U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar, who was nominated by President Obama in 2012 to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, issued a temporary restraining order after hearing arguments in San Francisco.”
“Individuals are entitled to asylum if they cross between ports of entry. It couldn’t be clearer,” said one attorney opposed to the Trump administration’s revised guidelines.
The Department of Homeland Security confirmed this week that 70,000 people per year apply for asylum at “ports of entry” across the United States; including border crossings in Arizona, California, and Texas.
Read the full story at Fox News.
CARAVAN CHAOS: Migrants Call Trump ‘ANTICHRIST,’ Say President ‘Going to Hell’
Immigrants taking part in the “migrant caravan” slowly making its way towards the US border unloaded on President Trump Monday; calling the Commander-in-Chief the “antichrist” after he threatened to crackdown on the immigrants should they reach America.
“Donald Trump is the antichrist,” said one man as he crossed into Mexico. “If he doesn’t repent, he’s going to hell.”
Donald Trump is the "anti-Christ" and is "going to hell," Centra American immigrant from caravan says https://t.co/ORiZqJYrnG pic.twitter.com/IKQld3WAxJ
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) October 22, 2018
The “migrant caravan” marched north into Mexico from Guatemala over the weekend; setting the stage for a major showdown with the Trump administration when they reach the US border sometime this week.