Fox News reporter Griff Jenkins was in the process of doing a report at the banks of the Rio Grande River in McAllen, Texas when he spotted an apparent attempt by some illegal immigrants to enter the United States.
While a massive caravan of thousands of migrants approaches the border about 1,000 miles away, Jenkins and his camera crew saw a small group – not a part of the caravan – attempting to cross the river in an inflatable raft.
“Excuse me, sir, were you trying to cross into America illegally?” called out Jenkins to the group on the raft. The smuggler steering the raft then paddled to a different part of the river bank.
“So what we’re witnessing now is clearly a family that was being brought over by that smuggler that was paddling in the raft,” Jenkins said. “This is an attempt to illegally cross. And they’ve gone back over there. We seemed to have foiled this attempt. But officials tell us he’s probably going to look for another spot.”
Jenkins managed to speak with a female illegal immigrant that had crossed into the United States on a second raft and apprehended by the Border Patrol. When asked why they are illegally entering the US, the woman replied it was because of “the situation of Honduras.”
"You cannot work there because the criminal always will get your money," she continued.
In reaction to the growing Central American migrant caravan hoping to enter the United States, President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack directed at both the migrants and the Democrats.
According to the Associated Press, the caravan’s size has grown to nearly 5,000 migrants and it intends to reach the US/Mexico border despite efforts by Mexican officials to stop it.
Here is what the President of the United States had to say:
“Full efforts are being made to stop the onslaught of illegal aliens from crossing our Souther Border. People have to apply for asylum in Mexico first, and if they fail to do that, the U.S. will turn them away. The courts are asking the U.S. to do things that are not doable!”
“The Caravans are a disgrace to the Democrat Party. Change the immigration laws NOW!”
“Sadly, it looks like Mexico’s Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States. Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in. I have alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emergy. Must change laws!”
“Every time you see a Caravan, or people illegally coming, or attempting to come, into our Country illegally, think of and blame the Democrats for not giving us the votes to change our pathetic Immigration Laws! Remember the Midterms! So unfair to those who come in legally.”
“Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally to the U.S. We will now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given to them.”