Posted at 4:01 pm on December 1, 2018
We had a hint last week that the migrant caravan at the Mexican border might not be entirely the group of peaceful asylum seekers we’ve been told about when an admitted MS-13 member was captured after crossing the border illegally. It’s easy enough for open border advocates to say, sure… but that’s just one guy. At the time I asked if it was really reasonable to expect us to believe he was the only one.
Turns out he wasn’t. The Department of Homeland Security has announced that another interesting character was traveling with the first surge of migrant caravan members and similarly crossed the border illegally. And this one is a convicted murderer. (Washington Times)
Homeland Security said Friday that a convicted murderer was among the members of the migrant caravan, and was caught trying to sneak into the U.S. late last week.
Until four months ago Miguel Angel Ramirez, 46, was in a Honduran prison serving time for murder, authorities said. On Saturday he was nabbed near the San Ysidro border crossing along with two other Honduran illegal immigrants, having just crossed without permission.
Mr. Ramirez told agents he’d traveled with the migrant caravan that has seen thousands of people from Honduras bust into Guatemala, then Mexico, and arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border plotting their entry.
DHS Press Secretary Tyler Q. Houlton released the following statement: “As DHS confirmed weeks ago, there are at least 600 known criminals in the caravan flow. The fact that Border Patrol arrested a murderer within the first caravan-related apprehensions at our southern border proves how real the threat of the caravan is to our national security and public safety. DHS will not tolerate illegal or forcible entry into our country.”