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Waves Of Caravan Migrant Invaders Arrive In Tijuana, Begin Climbing San Diego Border Fence

As the first waves of Central American migrants arrive in Tijuana, dozens of people on the Mexican side of the border could be seen scaling the border fence – which oddly has a wide platform at the top, and none of the razor wire recently deployed further inland.

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Border Patrol released a statement Tuesday that said they believe some of those at the fence are members who were traveling as part of the Central American migrant caravan that originated in Honduras.

Migrants who reached the border fence in that area are from Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. Many are walking and will still need more time to reach the border, and those who have arrived already appeared to do so with the help of buses or other transportation. –Washington Examiner

On Monday, the first wave of migrants arrived in Tijuana; approximately 80 gay, lesbian and transgender asylum seekers who were bussed ahead by an anonymous organization after they say intolerant fellow asylum seekers were harassing them. 

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We were discriminated against, even in the caravan,” said Erick Dubon, 23, from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, who has been traveling with his boyfriend, Pedro Nehemias, 22. “People wouldn’t let us into trucks, they made us get in the back of the line for showers, they would call us ugly names.” –WaPo

Meanwhile, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that work began on Tuesday to “harden” the border crossing between Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, using razor wire and other measures. Just not at the beach, apparently. 

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As we reported on Tuesday, CBP closed four lanes at the heavily trafficked San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry in San Diego in order “to install and pre-position port hardening infrastructure equipment in preparation for the migrant caravan and the potential safety and security risk that it could cause,” according to CBS News and PBS

On Thursday, 1,100 Marines from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California were deployed to support border security, CBS San Diego affiliate KFMB reported. They were primarily tasked with installing concertina wire and pre-positioning jersey barriers, barricades and fencing.

The thousands of Central American migrants left shelters in Guadalajara early Tuesday and were taken by bus to a highway tollbooth to wait for rides to their next destination. Most appeared intent on taking the Pacific coast route northward to the border city of Tijuana, which was still about 1,350 miles away. The migrants have come about 1,500 miles since they started out in Honduras around October 13. While the caravan previously averaged only about 30 miles a day, the migrants are now covering daily distances of 185 miles or more, partly because they are relying on hitchhiking rather than walking.

CBS News

Source: ZeroHedge

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Texas Border Residents Prepare For Showdown With Armed Invaders From Central America

Texas landowners along the US-Mexico border have reportedly been told this week by the US Border Patrol to expect a possible influx of “armed civilians” on their property as a caravanning Central American insurgency makes its way towards the United States, reports AP.

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The Associated Press reported that these civilians say they intend to support the National Guard and Border Patrol to prevent the illegal ‘migrants’ from crossing into the U.S.

But some see the move as a negative, arguing that the armed civilians’ presence would add even more tension should there be a confrontation.

Three activists told the AP they were going to the border or organizing others, and groups on Facebook have posted warnings about the ‘caravan’. One said it was “imperative that we have boots on the ground.” Another wrote: “WAR! SECURE THE BORDER NOW!” –Associated Press

Texas Minuteman militia president Shannon McGauley told AP that the group has members stationed at three points throughout the state’s border, and expects 25-100 more arriving in coming days. 

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Militia border patrols are nothing new, as civilians will typically alert border patrol to apprehend trespassers. 

On Wednesday, President Trump issued a new warning about the ‘caravan’ and its “very tough fighters and people,” tweeting: “The Caravans are made up of some very tough fighters and people. Fought back hard and viciously against Mexico at Northern Border before breaking through. Mexican soldiers hurt, were unable, or unwilling to stop Caravan. Should stop them before they reach our Border, but won’t!”

Trump then reiterated that the US military “is being mobilized at the Southern Border” with “Many more troops coming.”

“TURN AROUND!” he added:

The ‘caravan’, which is now estimated at 4,000 people after many have turned around or accepted asylum in Mexico, is currently around 1,000 miles south of the US border and estimated to arrive in around a week thanks to organizations which have been aiding the Central Americans, including a reported organized busing operation.

As Fox News report on Tuesday showed, migrants traveling with the ‘caravan’ are being loaded on to chartered buses and transported to the next stop on the trail to the US, having refused Mexico’s offer of asylum, shelter and jobs should they opt to stay in the country. Fox News reporter Griff Jenkins revealed that multiple professional buses have lined up to board the insurgents, as footage from the report showed.

Meanwhile, President Trump told Fox News on Monday that the insurgents are “wasting their time” and said “they are not coming in,” adding that the US would build giant tent cities to house insurgents who made it over the border, as opposed to the longstanding policy of “catch and release” by which insurgents were assigned court dates and allowed to leave – typically never to be seen again.

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“If they applied for asylum, we’re going to hold them until such time as their trial takes place,” Trump told the Fox News host. 

“Where? We have the facilities?” she asked.

We’re going to put up – we’re going to build tent cities,” Trump responded. “We’re going to put tents up all over the place. We’re not going to build structures and spend all of this, you know, hundreds of millions of dollars — we’re going to have tents.

“They’re going to be very nice,” he added.

At this rate the armed insurgents are scheduled for a showdown right around midterms.

Source: ZeroHedge

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‘TRUMP AIN’T PLAYIN’: VIDEO SHOWS HUNDREDS OF MILITARY VEHICLES BEING SHIPPED TO BORDER

10/31/2018, 8:19:37 AM · by Rebelbase · 44 replies

Twitter via infowars ^ | 10/31/18 | Adan Salazar
A video posted to Twitter Tuesday showed a shipment of hundreds of military vehicles reportedly being sent to the US border in anticipation of a showdown with the migrant caravan currently headed to the US. Video here Another one hereOne more here.

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US General Says Troop Numbers at Mexican Border to Rise Further

10/31/2018, 7:46:00 AM · by Ron H. · 44 replies

Independent Journal Review – IJR ^ | 10/31/18 | Phil Stewart – Reuters
The top U.S. general overseeing a deployment of more than 5,200 troops to the border with Mexico said on Tuesday that troop levels would rise further, but declined to say how high or estimate what the operation will cost. Many basic questions remained unanswered a day after the Pentagon announced the open-ended deployment of over 5,200 active-duty troops to the border, including the scope of the mission as well as the Pentagon’s assessment of any threat posed by arriving migrants. …………….