*edit* the title field had no room for ILLEGAL, sorry.
Trump claimed that 'middle-eastern' types were in the caravan.
Were they? I don't know. Do I believe Trump? Well, as I mentioned to another person, he kinda knows MORE than we do, being President and all that, and having access to all kinds of information.
So I find this article of interest. The source?THE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE MAJORITY STAFF REPORT opencda.com/wp-content/uploads…
It was recently reported that,
as of September 2018, 630 Bangladeshi nationals have been arrested in Fiscal Year 2018 trying to
enter the U.S. illegally in Laredo, Texas alone—a 300 percent increase from FY2017.29
When testifying before Congress about threats in the Western Hemisphere, Rear Admiral Brian
Hendrickson, Director of the Network Engagement Team at U.S. Southern Command, stated that:
The region is also home to networks that specialize in smuggling illegal immigrants
from places like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, and Iraq, all places where
terrorist organizations like al-Shabab, ISIS, al-Qaeda and their affiliates operate.
Now migrant smuggling is not uncommon. What makes these networks different is
the type of people who enlist their services to attempt to enter the U.S. homeland
undetected. Some of these people have ties to terrorism and some have intentions
to conduct attacks in the homeland.32
according to Secretary Nielsen as of
fiscal year 2017, “on average, my Department now blocks ten known or suspected terrorists a day
from traveling to or attempting to enter the United States.”35 While statistics on the number of
known or suspected terrorists (KST) and the specific illicit pathways taken to reach the Homeland
are often classified, Secretary Nielsen’s candid quote sends a strong message that the United States
must never overlook any potential vulnerabilities.
The report also contains a nation-by-southern-nation breakdown of the threat.
So, DO I believe Trump's claim? *shrug* the report speaks for itself.
Can YOU prove him wrong? BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! No.
Additional information from JudicialWatch, here www.judicialwatch.org/blog/201…