Using the tried and true tactic of cowards, violent members of the migrant caravan who threw rocks at border agents reportedly “pushed” women and children to the front of the mob in order to prevent authorities from taking action against them.
According to CNN, Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott said that border patrol witnessed the mob of would-be invaders repeatedly force women and children to the front to create a human shield against U.S. authorities.
“When the threat is to our personnel or to protect others, you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do,” Scott told CNN. “What I find unconscionable is that people would intentionally take children into this situation. What we saw over and over again yesterday was that the group, the caravan as we call them, would push women and children towards the front and then begin basically rocking our agents.”
This was also backed up by the president of the National Border Patrol Council, Brandon Judd on Fox News.
“The way these people rushed the border was absolutely monstrous. They pushed women and children up front, and then behind those women and children, they started throwing rocks, cement bricks … bottles at our Border Patrol agents,” Judd said on “Outnumbered Overtime” Monday.
We’re told time and again that the migrants are simply asylum seekers, and that we should call them such, but as I noted yesterday, the migrants were offered asylum by Mexico, which they outright refused. Furthermore, the violent manner in which they engage U.S. border agents is far from indicative of a people trying to flee a nation, and more a sign of a people trying to invade it.
In fact, the migrants who engage with border agents violently do so while flying their own flag according to Scott.
“What I saw on the border yesterday was not people walking up to Border Patrol agents and asking to claim asylum,” he said. “Matter of fact, one of the groups I watched, one of the groups that several of them were arrested, they passed 10 or 15 marked Border Patrol units … numerous uniformed personnel, as they were chanting, waving a Honduran flag, and throwing rocks at the agents,” the San Diego border chief said.
They’re not here for help, they’re here to take, and by force if necessary.