In case you were enjoying your Thanksgiving weekend by completely disconnecting from the news, here’s what happened: members of the migrant caravan reached the San Diego border. What happened next really shouldn’t surprise anyone with more than two brain cells (see Migrant Caravan Members Caught Throwing Rocks at Border Patrol Agents and Alexandria Cortez Compares Honduran Asylum Seekers to Jews in the Holocaust). Least surprising is the media claiming agents fired tear gas at “women and children.” Bullcookies, says border control chief Rodney Scott. The truth is they fired at adult males who were attacking them.
I challenge that this was a peaceful protest, or that the majority of these people were seeking asylum. Only eight of those were females, and there were only a few children involved. The vast majority of people we’re dealing with are adult males.
Similarly to what we saw the first wave of the caravan that came up a week ago or so. The group immediately started throwing rocks and debris at our agents, taunting the agents. Once our agents were assaulted and the numbers started growing, we had two or three agents at a time initially, facing hundreds of people at a time, they deployed tear gas to protect themselves and to protect the border.
The truth. But the press already has the one picture of a woman with the two kids she put in harm’s way by bringing her children to the border of a nation with a president who frankly has made clear what he intends to do with illegal immigrants. I fully expect it to be the cover of Time Magazine.
A huge swath of foreigners, made up of mostly men, trying to break into a country isn’t a “migration.” It’s an invasion. Change my mind.