The Department of Homeland Security is developing the demographics for those people in the caravans that intend to storm our southern border, including a count of the convicted criminals that are embedded in them. One of the surprising pieces of information is how many countries are represented within the caravans. They are not all from Central or South America but seem to be from all over the globe. It sure makes sense that the President has seen the need to deploy military units to the border if it is this kind of an assault.
As Written and Reported By Anna Giaritelli for the Washington Examiner:
The Department of Homeland Security claimed Thursday people from at least 20 countries make up the two caravan groups, not just citizens of Guatemala and Honduras.
In a release called “Myth vs. Fact: Caravan,” the department also states more than 270 people in the caravans are either known gang members or have criminal backgrounds.take our poll - story continues below
DHS did not cite its sources for the information and a department spokesperson said that information is law enforcement sensitive.
“We continue to be concerned about individuals along the caravan route. In fact, over 270 individuals along the caravan route have criminal histories, including known gang membership,” the statementsaid. “Those include a number of violent criminals – examples include aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, sexual assault on a child, and assault on a female.”
A DHS spokesperson told the Washington Examiner the 270 had previously been convicted, not just charged.
“We also continue to see individuals from over 20 countries in this flow from countries such as Somalia, India, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. There is a large segment of this population that we know nothing about and we must be…..
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