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Vice President Mike Pence announced on Tuesday that the president of Honduras told him the migrant caravan making its way through Mexico was organized by “leftist groups” and is being funded by the socialist government in Venezuela.

During a media availability in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump was asked about the caravan, including the possibility that there are terrorists among its ranks.

“There very well could be,” Trump replied.

Further queried if he knew for sure, the president responded that he had “very good information” and called on Pence to discuss a phone call he had with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez earlier in the day.

“At the president’s direction, I spoke to President Hernandez of Honduras, who told me the caravan that’s now making its way through Mexico, heading to the southern border was organized by leftist organizations and financed by Venezuela,” Pence said.

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“The United States of America intervenes and prevents 10 terrorists or suspected terrorists from coming into our country every day,” the vice president added. “So it’s inconceivable that there would not be individuals from the Middle East as a part of this growing caravan.”

Asked about the connection he made between people from the Middle East and terrorists, Trump intervened saying that border patrol had intercepted both good and bad people from the Middle East seeking to come over the border illegally.

“But among the people they have intercepted, very recently, are people from the Middle East,” Trump said.

Do you think the current immigration laws in the U.S. are encouraging the caravan?

“Not even saying, bad or good, but some real bad ones.”

Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Geronimo Gutierrez told Fox News late last week his country “has evidence” the caravan is politically motivated.

“They are very well organized,” he told host Brett Baier on “Special Report.”

At a news conference at the State Department on Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated the Trump administration’s position that those participating in the caravan will not be permitted to illegally enter the U.S.

“The United States also has a message for those who are currently part of this caravan, or any caravan which follows: You will not be successful at getting into the United States illegally,” he said.

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“To those who say this is a hard-hearted stance, let’s not forget that the United States is a historically generous nation when it comes to immigration, where one million people per year are granted permanent legal status,” he further stated. “Over 33 million total are currently here who have immigrated to this country legally.”

According to the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. permitted over 1.1 million people to immigrate to the country legally in 2017, which was down slightly from former President Barack Obama’s final year in office, when the number was closer to 1.2 million.

Of that total, approximately 53,000 were from Central America and 169,000 were from Mexico.

The Pew Research Center reported that the U.S. allows more people to immigrate than any other country in the world — by a wide margin.

The Center found, as of 2015, about 1 in 7 Americans (14 percent) were born in other countries, which is near a historic record set in the late 1800s when the percentage reached 14.8 percent.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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