Nat'l Border Patrol Council VP: Dems Acknowledge Border 'Crisis,' But Are Doing Nothing About It
'Mother of all caravans' moving through Mexico.
A 10,000-strong group of migrants described by a Mexican official as "the mother of all caravans" is headed toward the U.S.
The group was expected to arrive in Mexico City Thursday or Friday, with President Trump crediting Mexico for helping somewhat to reduce the numbers.
He wrote on Twitter Wednesday that more must be done or "we will be forced to close that section of the Border & call up the Military."
A very big Caravan of over 20,000 people started up through Mexico. It has been reduced in size by Mexico but is still coming. Mexico must apprehend the remainder or we will be forced to close that section of the Border & call up the Military. The Coyotes & Cartels have weapons!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 24, 2019
Trump also warned Mexico over an alleged border incident in which their troops "pulled guns" on U.S. National Guard soldiers, referring to it as a possible "diversionary tactic for drug smugglers."
Responding on "Fox & Friends," the vice president of the National Border Patrol Council said the massive caravan is the result of decades of failed immigration policies.
"Frankly, President Trump is doing everything in his power to be able to stop this crisis, but Democrats and some activists are doing everything behind his back to undermine his authority," said Border Patrol agent Hector Garza, calling on Congress to act.
He noted that Democrats like Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) now admit there is a "crisis" along the border, as migrant families overwhelm U.S. facilities.
"The question is: what are you doing about it? The reality is that members of Congress are not acting," he argued, adding that President Trump is "putting the right pressure on Mexico" to act.
Watch the full interview above.