Towards the end of November, the U.S. Border Patrol apprehended three migrants crossing into the country illegally. They were not among the innocent, freedom-loving, asylum-seekers who supposedly make up the majority of the caravan’s population. They were not women, nor were they children. Indeed, the three men arrested and detained by the Border Patrol were dangerous criminals who were no doubt bringing their murderous, gang-affiliated intentions with them into the United States.
The Border Patrol released a statement on Sunday outlining the arrests:
At the station, agents discovered documents indicating one of the men, 46 year-old Miguel Angel Ramirez, was recently released from prison in Honduras. Ramirez later admitted he was arrested and convicted for murder in Honduras and was released just four months ago. The San Diego Sector Border Patrol’s Foreign Operations Branch corroborated the man’s admission with the Honduran Consulate in Los Angeles and discovered that Ramirez served 10 years in a Honduran prison for homicide and three years for robbery. Ramirez claimed he traveled with the migrant caravan from Honduras to Guatemala and Mexico.
San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott said, “It was Border Patrol agents’ effort and valued partnership with the Honduran Consulate in Los Angeles that helped us identify a dangerous convicted felon moving amongst the migrant caravan.”
The other two men arrested, ages 22 and 38 were Honduran nationals. One of those men was previously deported. All three men are being held in Department of Homeland Security custody pending deportation proceedings.
Some days later, agents in Arizona picked up two other men who admitted to having traveled to the U.S. border with the caravan. They both had tattoos and other affiliations with MS-13, the deadly Central American gang known for brutal slayings in both their home country and in the northeastern United States. They are currently being held for eventual deportation back to Honduras and El Salvador, respectively.
So once again, we have proof positive that this caravan’s population is not what the media is making it out to be. While Democrats like Rep. Pramila Jayapal are doing everything they can to usher these immigrants past the border, reasonable Americans should take a good hard look at who exactly she’s pushing through the fence. Because while we acknowledge that some of these people may have legitimate asylum claims to make, the vast majority are military-aged men with unclear intentions. Yes, some of them are good people. But that doesn’t make up for the ones who aren’t.
And it doesn’t make them fit for refugee status.