Thousands of migrants showed at the U.S. border expecting amnesty.
Their invasion plan involved overwhelming U.S. border security resources so the government would be forced to release them into the country.
But that plan backfired when Donald Trump gave the one order the caravan feared the most.
Migrant Caravan Begins American Invasion
Thousands of migrants stormed into Mexico intending to cross into America at ports of entry by San Diego.
They would claim asylum and gum up the system with bogus claims.
But the Trump administration took dramatic action to foil this plot.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced they were closing lanes to through traffic at the nation’s busiest border crossing port of entry in San Diego.
The administration took this step because there were reports that migrants planned to rush the port of entry in an effort to flood the border patrol with more migrants than they could stop.
Secretary Nielsen tweeted:
This AM, all of #SanYsidro Port of Entry’s northbound lanes were temporarily closed to initiate additional port hardening efforts after @CBP officials were notified that a large # of caravan migrants were planning to rush the border in an attempt to gain illegal access to the US.
[email protected] and @DeptofDefense appropriately responded by blocking the lanes, deploying additional personnel and seeking assistance from other law enforcement and federal assets. #CBP has reopened lanes for legitimate trade and travel. I want to thank them for their swift actions.
Unfortunately, some members of the caravan are purposely causing disruptions at our border ports of entry. There is a legal and illegal way to enter the US. We have deployed additional forces to protect our border. We will enforce all our laws.
Nearly 20,000 pedestrians and 70,000 vehicles cross into San Diego from Tijuana through the San Ysidro port of entry every day
Migrants figured the Border Patrol staff at the port of entry was already stressed to the max.
If thousands of migrants rushed the border crossing a good portion may have been able to slip through and illegally enter the country.
The Migrant Invasion Threat is Real
“U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have temporarily suspended vehicle processing for northbound travelers at the San Ysidro port of entry Monday morning to position additional port hardening materials,” Customs and Border Patrol announced.
The Trump administration closing lanes of traffic at the nation’s busiest port of entry shows how serious they take the threat of the migrant caravan invasion.
Fake news media reporters spent weeks lying about how the caravan wouldn’t reach America or that it posed no threat.
Those stories were not true.
The evidence is right in front of every American.
That’s why many Americans are grateful the Trump administration took this invasion threat seriously.
If the fake news media and their Democrat allies had their way, the government would throw the borders open and allow the caravan to march into the United States.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.