800 troops are on their way to the border to help Homeland Security and 2,100 National Guard troops with logistical support (including tents and vehicles) to deal with the 5,000 (down from 7,000) people headed toward Honduras still in southern Mexico a thousand miles away but headed toward the United States southwestern border. President Trump assures, “They will be stopped!” Numerous people in the caravan say they saw advertising for it on social media or heard about it on the news. The group was organized by leftists, Marxists in Honduras and supported by Venezuela and left-wing non-governmental organizations. The United Nations and some sympathetic church groups are also feeding them and providing support. Included in the group are some felons and some who have been previously deported. People from Somalia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Eritrea, and Pakistan are also among the thousands headed this way. Meanwhile, some have headed back to Guatemala, citing the difficulties of the trip as the reason. Many have continued on the journey because of the help they are receiving. More caravans like this are expected in the future because of the infrastructure being created by this one.
What I am about to say may sound like a contradiction from everything I said in 2016 about Donald Trump, but I am really glad Hillary Clinton is not President right now. I hope the Trump Administration, the National Guard, and Homeland Security does whatever is necessary to stop however many people there are from getting here.