A massive human wave is headed for the U.S. border and the president is sending a significant military presence to meet it, but what do the migrants want?
The people headed through Mexico towards the U.S. are seeking work and taxpayer-funded benefits, not asylum.
“No work, no medicare,” migrant mob member Gustavo Dominguez told Fox News’ William Longeness was his reason for heading back to the United States. Dominguez had been previously deported by ICE so when he re-enters the country illegally, he’ll have committed a felony. To get the Medicare he wants, he’ll have to steal an American’s identity – also a felony.
Mexico offered the mob jobs, healthcare, and asylum, which they refused which will make them ineligible for asylum in the United States. It also indicates that they aren’t running away from danger. They are not refugees.
The president ordered up to an additional 1,000 troops to the U.S. border, this time active duty military. The surge will augment the 2,100 National Guard troops already assisting the U.S. Border Patrol along the southern border.
President Trump is also considering the use of a travel ban to prevent the migrant mob from entering the United States.