Defense Department said Thursday that Defense Secretary James Mattis will sign deployment orders to send 800 plus troops to the border with Mexico
10/30/18 – This article by Sara A. Carter is not getting enough attention. Reporting from the Guatemalan border, she details an investigation by the Guatemalan government even as the US military is already en route amid a build up of defense from multiple branches of service.
- Guatemala’s Minister of Defense says the caravan is “highly organized”
- Suspiciously, almost all migrants told SaraACarter.com that they were not paid to join the caravan and that it was not an organized event
In Chiquimula along the Guatemalan-Honduran border, the heat of the day didn’t slow down the exodus of roughly 1500 people – mostly men – from marching down the small city’s main highway this week. It was the second wave of migrants who are trying to catch up with the nearly 14,000 people that have joined what Guatemalan, Honduran and U.S. officials describe as a ‘highly organized’ movement backed by leftist political groups and organizations to get thousands of migrants to the United States.
On the heels of the second movement of migrants, the Defense Department said Thursday that Defense Secretary James Mattis will sign deployment orders to send 800 plus troops to the border with Mexico to assist U.S. Customs and Border Patrol in stopping the caravan.
The caravan is creating a snowball effect, with more and more people joining the groups as they move through Central America and Mexico. The numbers are totaling roughly 14,000, said Guatemalan intelligence officials.
“There are only so many resources we can dedicate to this issue,” said Guatemalan Secretary of Strategic Intelligence Mario Duarte. “The human traffickers are also moving their people and contraband into the caravans. The Guatemalan government is doing everything it can to turn them around and get them to go back home.” Duarte said that the migrants are also creating problems for the Guatemalan people, with robberies and other crimes increasing in the areas where they are traveling…