Erickson: ‘We need a real response to the immigration caravan heading north’

While Democrats are intent on breaking and thwarting federal immigration laws, conservative radio host Erick Erickson stated on Tuesday that President Trump needs to plan not only a military response to this caravan, but also a Homeland Security response.

On Monday, President Donald Trump lashed out in fury over immigration, an outburst triggered by images of a “caravan” of hundreds of Central American migrants headed toward the US border.

Erickson said:

First, let’s abrogate some of the fear. There is a caravan of 1500 people heading north through Mexico who want to seek asylum in the United States. Should any of them be permitted into the country, they will be finger printed and they will not be eligible for DACA. The people eligible for DACA have had to be here for several years already. To say they will be able to apply for DACA is reckless fear mongering.

This caravan has happened several times over the past few years by a group called “People Without Borders”. They have not successfully penetrated the border. It is for show.

That said, they are sending signals they intend to raise the stakes with Donald Trump as President. Several media outlets have suggested they intend to try to overwhelm border entry points.

John Davidson has a good read on the border situation and, as he notes, there is already a steady and largely unreported wave of illegal immigration into the country. The media stories of deportations and declines on entry misreport what is actually happening.

This caravan will potentially try to overwhelm entry and many of those who make the journey will attempt illegal entry. The duty of our Department of Defense is to defend the United States. I think the President should prepare a military plan of action to prevent an incursion into the United States by those traveling in this caravan. He should also plan out a Homeland Security response with increased border patrols as the caravan approaches.

The United States needs a plan of action and the President should absolutely use this issue in the 2018 campaign. Democrats are failing to secure the border.

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The total cost of illegal immigration to federal, state and local taxpayers for the nation’s 12.5 million illegal aliens has increased to $116 billion annually, according to a new study released in September 2017 by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and reported by The Hill.

A number of veterans have been calling and stating, “Veterans before illegals,” as illegal aliens are treated better than veterans such as the case in Sacramento, Calif., where lawmakers in 2014 moved forward with a budget-busting plan to extend government-funded health insurance to at least 1.5 million illegal aliens. At the same time, In Los Angeles, federal bureaucrats callously canceled an estimated 40,000 diagnostic tests and treatments for American veterans with cancer and other illnesses to cover up a decade-long backlog.

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