DHS Secretary Issues Statement, Correcting False Media Accounts at Southern U.S. Border…

Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen provided the following statement regarding the recent crisis on our southern border.

“Given the activities of the last 24 hours at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, I want to provide an update on what occurred and attempt to dispel many of the rumors and much of the misinformation circulating.

“First, the violence we saw at the border was entirely predictable. This caravan, unlike previous caravans, had already entered #Mexico violently and attacked border police in two other countries. I refuse to believe that anyone honestly maintains that attacking law enforcement with rocks and projectiles is acceptable. It is shocking that I have to explain this, but officers can be seriously or fatally injured in such attacks. Self-defense isn’t debatable for most law-abiding Americans.

“Second, the caravan is far larger and more organized than previous ones. There are 8,500 caravan members in Tijuana and Mexicali. There are reports of additional caravans on their way.

“Third, the overwhelming majority of these individuals are not eligible for asylum in the United States under our laws. Historically, less than 10% of those who claim asylum from #Guatemala, #Honduras, and #ElSalvador are found eligible by a federal judge. 90% are not eligible. Most of these migrants are seeking jobs or to join family who are already in the U.S. They have all refused multiple opportunities to seek protection in Mexico or with the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Seeking employment or family reunification are not grounds for asylum under our laws, or any international obligation. There are, however, legal ways to seek a job or to be reunited in the U.S.

“Fourth, the caravan members are predominately male. It appears in some cases that the limited number of women and children in the caravan are being used by the organizers as “human shields” when they confront law enforcement. They are being put at risk by the caravan organizers as we saw at the Mexico-Guatemala border. This is putting vulnerable people in harms way.

“Fifth, we cannot confirm the backgrounds and identities of all caravan members which possess a national security and public safety risk to our country. However, at this point we have confirmed that there are over 600 convicted criminals traveling with the caravan flow. This includes individuals known to law enforcement for assault, battery, drug crimes, burglary, rape, child abuse and more. This is serious. Additionally, Mexico has already arrested 100 caravan members for criminal violations in Mexico.

“Sixth, our Border Patrol agents and officers responded admirably and responsibly to the events on Sunday. It is a testament to their training and professionalism that no one was injured. The accepted use of nonlethal force (also used by the Obama Administration in 2013) prevented further injury to agents and a mass illegal rush across the border. We will not shy away from protecting our people. I ask parents to avoid violent caravan groups and refrain from attempts to illegally enter our country – these acts will put your children in danger.

“Seventh, I want to thank President Donald J. Trump again for the decision to send @DeptofDefense to the border to bolster our ports of entry and provide force protection for Customs and Border Protection. This decision likely prevented injuries to personnel and migrants or additional damage to property. Instead of “a political stunt,” as suggested by some, this was in fact the act of a leader concerned about the rule of law.

“Eighth, this Administration has been working nonstop to fix our immigration system to address the crisis at the border. We have proposed legislation and asked Congress to pass it. The President has repeatedly made clear what is needed to secure our border and negotiated in good faith. It is time for Congress to do its job. Absent Congressional action courts have misinterpreted existing laws and have made the job of law enforcement far more difficult. But the men and women of DHS will continue to do all we can to enforce the law and DHS and U.S. Department of State will continue negotiations with Mexico and our other partners in the region. We are optimistic that cross border collaboration can help make America, indeed the entire region, more secure.

“Finally, this Administration warned about the danger of the caravan. We predicted the violence we saw on Sunday. We prepared to address it with additional personnel and DOD deployments. We will continue to prepare for the next assault while looking for lasting solutions with Congress and our Mexican partners. As always, I want to thank those officers and agents in San Ysidro who, under tremendous strain, used professionalism and restraint to ensure that no one was injured as they were attacked themselves. I also thank DOD and our state & local law enforcement who were on scene to support our people.”

~ Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

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312 Responses to DHS Secretary Issues Statement, Correcting False Media Accounts at Southern U.S. Border…

  1. clyde says:

    Quite the shame when the moronic media is on the side of lawbreakers. The misinformation coming out of them would make Herr Goebbels blush.

    Liked by 16 people

    • Bennie Sprouse says:

      It’s “quite the shame” for ALL the crap that the fake media has done, been PROVEN to be fake, and continue as if nothing happened! This latest display of dishonesty is ridiculous and should be ridiculed and condemned by ALL! This is just like all their STAGED events – a quick look at the FULL scene disproves their lies. Why are the media not subject to FRAUD laws?? This is just another one of their attempts to create a FRAUDULENT situation to advance a liber position and should be called as such!

      Liked by 12 people

      • FrankieZee says:

        They have riots in our country and the police use tear gas, so what is the big deal. This is an invasion.

        Liked by 5 people

      • Greg says:

        I don’t know the answer (how to fix it) to the media lies but I know why they lie. The takeover of the US is ongoing, judging from the election and the election fraud it is having some success. If the people wanted peace and prosperity we would have a 60 Senate seats and a record number of house seats and the only reason we don’t is Media lies. I call it lies but in actuality it is propaganda designed to destroy President Trump and any conservative voice that appears to be getting traction. There are people who actually believe that Trump is destroying America, they are experiencing what I experienced during the Obama years. We get very little in the way of News from so called Cable News outlets but we get a lot of misinformation, misdirection. implications, omissions and lies. My wife’s aunt hates POTUS, you can provide her with the Truth to the point she admits the truth but it has no effect on her opinion of the President. So no amount of truth would persuade her that Trump is good for America. She doesn’t care the Media is lying about Trump because she hates him so it is justified in her eyes. It appears to me we are hanging by a thread, that any moment it could snap and we are Europe with no chance of being free without taking up arms. People refuse to see the good things this President has done for our Country, why?? There has to be a huge supernatural fight going on, nothing else explains why so many refuse to see the obvious. They can see the truth but refuse to acknowledge it, they want to return to Obama years despite the fact many will lose theirs Jobs and pay higher taxes and support all the illegal aliens that can run across an open border.
        The Media is largely responsible for this, how do you fix it without stepping on the 1st Amendment??

        Liked by 11 people

        • mdt123 says:

          Greg, excellent comment that captures what I see all around me. It is as if even intelligent people have given up free thinking and are driven like zombies against their own interests based on stirred up 24/7 hatred of a man. I am yet to understand what financial or corporate interests are that make CNN, MSNBC, NYT behave in such an utterly propaganda fashion for one side. They always had bias but not campaign style propaganda brainwashing we see since 2015. This is not news it is a non-stop campaign which does not fall under first amendment.

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          • swissik says:

            As long as we have 2/3rds of the voters who are poorly informed, not interested in truth, not interested in US history, have poor language comprehension skills and are generally just not wanting to be bothered nothing is going to change. 2/3rds is my rough estimate, it might actually be more like 90%.

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        • jackbeowulf says:

          FYI, issue you brought up about media. No way to fix, you can’t get enough congress/senate to undo the Big Brother they put in power. You’d have to buy the media and fix from within or Revolution.

          1- 1948 smith-mundt act repealed/Foreign Relations Act 1987 repealed by NDAA 2012.

          2-reporter Michael Hastings tried to blow the whistle on this and 2 other BB reports, you see what they did to him. Boston Brakes hit job. Killed in a 1 person car wreck. ( His last story, “Why Democrats Love to Spy On Americans”, was published by BuzzFeed on June 7, 2013. Hastings died in an automobile crash on June 18, 2013,

          3- Disinformation Act of 2016. Passed and one of Obama’s last big FU to AMERICA, with UNI-Party’s help.

          4- Add in Operation Mockingbird and Corp ownership/CIA controlled and you have all media controlled by 6 corps/groups under CIA influence. 85% of all media in World. We are kicking can down the road on this FIX if at all. jmo.

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  2. JIM says:

    Wonder if Kirstjen was shamed into this public statement by the president?

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    • Logger says:

      Or compelled to dispel myths. Her statements here are wholly consistent with her other statements.

      Liked by 9 people

      • bundydad901 says:

        She seems to be sitting on her hands too much and needs a fire under her butt to act. Photo ops don’t cut it. Get on board AND SHOW IT or go retire with your squeeze Kelly.

        Liked by 3 people

    • JUST CC says:

      SO hey JIM
      You believe you could do a better job,
      My question is …
      What makes you say what you have about being shamed into speaking ?
      Just wondering why you’re upset with her .

      Liked by 6 people

    • Laura Ingraham just stated on her radio program that she heard both Kirstjen and Gen. Kelly were ‘against’ President Trump’s order to use non-lethal tear gas if illegals rushed the border patrol. FIRE ANYONE IN THE WH WHO WILL NOT SUPPORT OUR PRESIDENT. Replace Kirstjen with former ICE Director, Tom Homan, who will DO THE JOB.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Greg Dane says:

        John Kelly served and achieved the highest rank in the military – for him to even consider questioning the Commander in Chief dishonors his oath of office and makes one wonder who it is he serves! Whether you agree or disagree with the POTUS you soldier on as long as you are not violating the Constitution or an unlawful order. Both of these people need to go – either you are for the United States and its Constitution and our laws – or you are part of the problem! I cannot agree more with Deception Stinks comment!

        Liked by 3 people

      • Greg Dane says:

        John Kelly served and achieved the highest rank in the military – for him to even consider questioning the Commander in Chief dishonors his oath of office and makes one wonder who it is he serves! Whether you agree or disagree with the POTUS you soldier on as long as you are not violating the Constitution or an unlawful order. Both of these people need to go – either you are for the United States and its Constitution and our laws – or you are part of the problem! I cannot agree more with Deception Stinks comment!

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        • Stickboy says:

          Anyone who blindly accepts media reports as being true are themselves part of the problem. The media loves people like this, their gullibility greatly aids the media in carrying out their propaganda agenda.

          These people are also rather stupid.

          Liked by 6 people

      • Ingraham “heard” this. She doesn’t have firsthand information.

        Fake news.

        Liked by 6 people

      • fuzzi says:

        Why would you believe Ingraham? She’s been on the wrong side of the President on more than one occasion.

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  3. Hating media who line up to sad and pity stories made up Them self on TV,But hey we are not That stupid,
    yes liberal media lying all Day long 24/7 especially about President Trump,
    But True is Too stupid To be Believe Their lie’s never,
    We Don’t want Them Those migrants just walk in OUR country, everybody Go Back and apply
    Legally, thats way only came here Then working for living,NO free load either our Taxpayers,
    I live in Ohio kasich and his’s Trick’s Really Down hill fast,
    NO way I voting for kasich,
    Trump is Great again for 2020,

    Liked by 3 people

    • Logger says:

      There are thousands of pity stories of the law-abiding on the northern border. Will they turn the cameras on their plight, as the caravan approaches their communities?

      Liked by 3 people

      • Joe Behan says:

        Straight on truth! They should take their cameras to Mexico Beach, FL or Paradise and Magalia, CA and talk about the plight of people who just lost everything including in many cases, their livelihoods.

        Liked by 3 people

  4. Doug Amos says:

    Only 1 question needs to be answered; how many got through? Border Patrol said there may have been MANY.

    Liked by 5 people

  5. Here where i live in Ohio kasich bring so many mid eastern Refugees here this area I seeing none of Them working They are living on free loads our Taxpayers that making me Mad,
    Kasich is nothing But career politics establishment Every time Negative mouth about President Trump that is pretty Hypocrite,No kasich 2020,

    Liked by 6 people

  6. Zippy says:

    Read Ann Coulter’s book, “Adios, America.”

    Liked by 7 people

  7. Anonymous says:

    Self-defense is “racist” and violates “social justice” for Leftists… at least if their opponents are getting attacked by people Leftists support.

    Ask educators how it’s wrong for a kid to fight back if attacked by a bully but a bully who attacks other people first is just “misunderstood”– they’ll tell you.

    Liked by 4 people

  8. Ziiggii says:

    wait, weren’t we told she was leaving DHS or being fired? 🤔

    Liked by 3 people

    • andyocoregon says:

      I hope Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen continues as DHS leader for at least the next two years. She has done her job well, so far as I can see. Border defense is a balancing act as we have seen lately. Just this one deployment of pepper gas to disperse the invading hordes caused MSM to scream and cry.
      So far, most of the invaders have been restrained from jumping our border, but they will continue to attempt coming in illegally, as they’ve promised. It’s very important to prevent these thugs from succeeding in their goal to force us to accept them and their violent culture. These creeps could and will end up saturated all over our country if we let them. Our law enforcement will be chasing them for months or years to come if they get in. In the meantime, our citizens, i.e.any one of us will be subject to becoming victims of their criminality.

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  9. UTlaw says:

    When one relies on mainstream media for their daily news, what does one expect? The Daily Mail is horrendous with either a large portion of folks believing their shenanigans, or trolling from boredom. Either way, it frightens me how gullible the general population has become, or perhaps has always been.

    Liked by 6 people

    • rayvandune says:

      I respond to friends’ and family’s opinions on Trump-related current events thusly: “Given the animus constantly expressed against Trump by supposed reporters of news, how could you possibly believe that you are hearing the objective truth from them on this subject?” I usually mention that I read the NYT and listen to NPR, so I know the story they have heard, but I also read Instapundit and CTH, so unlike them, I have heard the other side too. But the liberal media has pulled off the propagandist’s hat-trick of convincing their audience that it is dangerous to listen to anyone else but them!

      Liked by 5 people

    • swissik says:

      UTlaw, I’d say “always been”.

      Liked by 2 people

  10. Q&A says:

    I think the criticisms of Kirstjen Nielsen are unfair and without evidence. We only see her in front of the camera. None of us knows firsthand how she works day-to-day, out of the public eye. I have listened to her many public statements and I see no inconsistency with PDJT’s immigration policy. She is a serious, quiet, measured person, not an attention grabbing blunderbuss. She was considered quite the hard-nosed gatekeeper as Kelly’s chief of staff for DHS. If you think someone has to call her up and tell her what to say for her appearances, you insult Pres. Trump’s intelligence in keeping her in her position.

    She has explained many times the limitations of Homeland Security in relation to what Congress should rightfully be doing by changing the law. The immigration laws are like swiss cheese with all the problematic loopholes. Her role is to carry out the President’s enforcement requests within the confines of the law, broken as it is. It has been said many times by CTH posters – Congress is the problem, the bottleneck to immigration resolution.

    Liked by 6 people

  11. Christine Jost says:

    What I feel we are seeing here is President Trump giving these caravans just enough rope to justify closing the border.

    The number of liberal heads that explode because of this will be epic!

    Liked by 6 people

    • dauntlessguy says:

      Best advertisement for Border wall funding.

      Liked by 3 people

    • andyocoregon says:

      Yes, considering President Trump recently threatened to close the Mexican border permanently, it’s fun to imagine what the hair-on-fire crowd will have to say after a few days of border closure. It’s extremely unlikely he would actually close the border permanently, but he could certainly close it for a good long time and that would definitely get Mexico’s attention and prompt them to remove the Central American invaders from our border area.

      Liked by 3 people

      • MelH says:

        I am SICK of the President’s threats. That a single illegal got through is insane! We have offered many ways to fund the border wall. Most of us would be happy to contribute the money. That we lost the House angers me no end. The President PROMISED Election Security. The Wall and the Election Security were crucial to him being re-elected in 2020. If he loses, he will have no one but himself to blame.

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  12. robohobo2014 says:

    Wel, well, she has some brass ones herself. This will pretty well guarantee the #TransnationalistProgressiveLeft heads explode!

    ‘Cleanup on aisle 2!’

    Liked by 2 people

  13. William Dorritt says:

    Mitch and Paul love open borders and are directly responsible for any violence or deaths at the border in addition to the 125,000 Americans killed by illegals since 9-11

    Liked by 3 people

  14. TMonroe says:

    “Most of these migrants are seeking jobs or to join family who are already in the U.S.”

    Or seeking free or massively subsidized healthcare, education, and/or untaxed revenue streams, stamps, etc. — that enable those not seeking employment to be subsidized as well.

    Liked by 4 people

    • LULU says:

      Some said they had “financial obligations at home”. They borrowed from others (If not actual coyotes, reasonable facsimiles) to join the caravan with the idea that they would get jobs in the US and repay them. . A delay of many many months with no assurance – probably the unlikeliness – of work at the end of the wait just doesn’t do it for them.

      They were sold a bill of goods and then exploited by the organizers (who were undoubtedly paid by the likes of Soros) who then used them for publicity. This has to have been quite an education for them.

      Liked by 2 people

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