Migrants Not Stopping - Vow To Storm US Southern Border

Migrants Not Stopping - Vow To Storm US Southern Border

O'Shaughnessy said the mission of what's being called Operation Faithful Patriot is to harden the border in preparation for the caravan of asylum-seeking migrant families making its way north through Mexico.

President Donald Trump is escalating his threats against a migrant caravan traveling to the USA border, labelling the effort an "invasion" and declaring the "Military is waiting for you". On Monday he said he wants build tent cities to house asylum seekers, and on Tuesday he floated the possibility of ending the constitutional right to US citizenship for babies born in the country to non-citizens.

But Mexican officials seem intent only on seeing the caravan melt away as it travels toward the U.S. border.

"If you wanna wait, they don't usually get asylum".

"We will not allow a large group to enter the an unlawful and unsafe manner", said Kevin McAleenan, commissioner of Customs and Border Protection.

On Sunday, one migrant died after he was hit with a rubber bullet when Mexican federal police rebuffed another group of migrants who tried to enter the country over the worldwide bridge.

Mr Trump, who campaigned against illegal immigration to win the 2016 United States presidential vote, has seized on this caravan in the run-up to the congressional elections, firing up support for his Republican Party, which is seeking to maintain control of Congress.

A US official told ABC News that 2,000 active duty troops have already been placed on "prepared to deploy" orders in anticipation of those requests.

He added: "The President has made it clear that border security is national security".

"By the end of the week, we will deploy over 5,200 soldiers to the southwest border", Air Force General Terrence O'Shaughnessy, head of the United States military's Northern Command, told reporters.

The Mexican government, according to the Associated Press, has shown little inclination to assist the caravan, with the exception of its migrant protection agency giving some of the caravan's stragglers rides to the next town over the weekend.

The number of people in the first migrant caravan headed toward the USA has dwindled to about 4,000 from about 7,000 last week, though a second one was gaining steam and marked by violence. One migrant died from a head wound during the clash, but the cause was unclear.

The White House has reportedly been considering a more extensive shutdown of the border, including an executive order that would ban asylum applications by those who reach the U.S. We will, if necessary, to increase the number of military. That law bans the use of American military personnel for civilian law enforcement efforts on USA soil, outside military installations.

"We've seen violence coming out of the caravan", O'Shaughnessy said.

Mexico authorities said migrants attacked its agents with rocks, glass bottles and fireworks when they broke through a gate on the Mexican end but were pushed back, and some allegedly carried guns and firebombs.

Inside the United States, of course, a network of subversive leftist "resettlement" groups await the invasion force, hoping to provide sanctuary, then push the illegal aliens into jobs, the public schools and then onto welfare.

"Many Gang Members and some very bad people are mixed into the Caravan heading to our Southern Border", Trump tweeted.

On Sunday, Mr Mattis told reporters that some construction materials were already being moved to the border, including barriers.

The projected USA deployment is already roughly the same size as the US military contingent in Iraq.