President Trump has received a lot of criticism from the mainstream media and the left for claiming that there are criminals among the estimated 7,000 people traveling through Mexico in an attempt to illegally enter the U.S.
“You have some very tough criminal elements within the caravan,” Trump said in remarks made to reporters, according to the Washington Post.
“Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in,” he said a couple days later. “Go into the middle of the caravan, take your cameras and search. Okay? Search. . . . You’re going to find MS-13, you’re going to find Middle Eastern, you’re going to find everything.”
Then a Fox News reporter embedded with the caravan found one of those people — and his admission of what he did is jaw-dropping.
Through an interpreter, the reporter spoke with a caravan migrant who identified himself as Jose. Jose said he wanted to reenter the U.S. to fight a felony charge.
“He said he wants to apply for a pardon for the felony he committed,” the female interpreter said.
“Can you ask him exactly what happened?” the reporter told her.
“3rd-degree felony,” she replied. “Attempt of murder.”
This comes just days after another caravan migrant admitted to Fox News that “Criminals is everywhere. There are criminals in here.”
“But it’s not that many,” he added. “I mean, there’s good people here trying to get through Mexico and then get to the United States, but that doesn’t mean that everybody’s a criminal, right?”
On top of that, the Washington Post reported recently that there are multiple deportees in the caravan because “Many of the migrants here had previously lived in the United States, for years or even decades, joining the caravan to reunite with their children, or to resume old jobs.”
Re-entering the U.S. after being deported is a felony, which means those people are intending to be criminals, The Epoch Times pointed out.
Plus, the UK’s Daily Mail wrote about reports of guns and firebombs found among the caravan migrants, with some Mexican agents attacked “with rocks, glass bottles and fireworks when they broke through a gate,” according to Mexican authorities.
Meanwhile, legal Nicaraguan immigrant Amapola Hansberger is joining many others in calling the caravan’s attempt to break into the U.S. an “invasion and an act of war.” Trump is planning to send 5,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to stop them.