The insanity never seems to end.
Pentagon Official is warning Americans that three massive migrant caravans are headed to the United States’ southern border with Mexico.
On Tuesday, John Rood testified to the House Armed Services Committee that one of the caravans contains over 12,000 illegal aliens.
“Current information shows that a caravan of over 12,000 people — there’s three that we are tracking, that the DHS is tracking en route, one that is over 12,000 by the latest estimate,” said Rood, who is the undersecretary of Defense for policy.
There are currently more than 2,300 active-duty troops at the southern border, down from a high of 5,900 in November.
Defense officials say several thousands more active-duty troops are expected to head to the border in the coming weeks, to assist the Department of Homeland Security with laying down more concertina wire and helping to monitor the border between points of entry.
Democrats called Pentagon officials in to testify on President Trump’s order of active duty troops to the border in October, which they have called a political stunt by the White House before the midterm election.
But defense officials testified that it was the Pentagon — not the White House — decided that active-duty troops were able to deploy faster and were better resourced to deal with the caravans headed to the border than National Guard and reserve forces.
“That was a decision made inside the Department,” said Navy Adm. Michael Gilday, the director for operations of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Democrat lawmakers had the nerve to question whether there was a real crisis that necessitated the deployment of troops when the number of illegal immigrants coming across the border have been higher in previous years.
“The difference is really the caravans and really the nature of the asylum seekers,” Rood said.
Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) agreed. “One of the things that changed is that now we have thousands, and tens of thousands of migrants who are coming in caravans which we have not seen before,” he said.
“The days when we had a greater number of people — but most of them were from Mexico, and you could simply put them back across the border — are very different from these large family groups, 10, 12,000 people coming. So yes, it changed the requirements,” he added.
“We have 42 percent increase in the number of family units. We have 60,000 unaccompanied children that were caught last year,” Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) added. “I’m a former teacher and a mom, this is a humanitarian crisis.”
Read more on the story via Breitbart
This is what the Democrats want. They want their illegal votes and they are hell-bent on destroying this country. It is time to protect the Nation from invasion. It’s quite sad that we even have to have a discussion about our security. Anyone that truly loves this country would protect it.
Get a clue, folks. The Democrats don’t want to keep this country safe. Also.. don’t forget.. they want your guns.
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