In the United States, the average person doesn’t spend a whole lot of time thinking about how to deal with an invasionary force. After all, the Canadians seem to like it where they are. And even though, in the past, many illegals have penetrated the southern border of the country, they typically haven’t been numerous enough to pose any big threat to the local citizenry.
One exceptional incident happened in November 2013 in San Diego, California which is on the U.S. side of the border from the Mexican city of Tijuana. On that occasion, more than 100 people hurled rocks and bottles at U.S. Border Patrol agents near the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
The mob seeking illegal entry into the U.S. in 2013 used cell phones to coordinate their efforts. The border agents were outnumbered, even after reinforcements arrived, so they resorted to “intermediate use-of-force” devices to drive the would-be invaders back into Mexico. No arrests were made.
Intermediate Force is meant to be non-lethal – “The level of force necessary to compel compliance by a subject displaying Aggressive Resistance, which is neither likely nor intended to cause death” – and includes:
1. Empty Hand Tactics (Takedown with injury, Strikes, Kicks)
2. Baton/Impact Weapons (Jabs, Strikes)
3. LVNR (Level 2 – medium restraint; and 3-maximum restraint) or Lateral Vascular Neck Restraint, commonly called a neck hold or chokehold
4. OC Spray (pepper spray)
5. ECD (Electronic Control Devices) or taser
6. Low Lethality Shotgun (five yards or greater)
7. K-9 (with bites) is an attack dog
8. P.I.T. (Speeds 40mph or below) or pursuit immobilization technique where a vehicle is used to pit block, pit stop, or block fleeing traffic
But the illegal entry game has changed with the advance of thousands of South Americans who started out in Venezuela. The human caravan has been growing in size, adding members who are desperate to leave behind forever the violence, poverty, and political corruption of their homes.
According to the Mexican newspaper El Universel, the group has 14,000 Hondurans alone. Even if the number is half that, as reported by CNN, that is still enough people to make up an effective invasionary force.
Members of the caravan have been shown waving the flags of their native countries rather than the U.S. Stars and Bars. The first group of migrants reached Mexico City on November 5, 2018. They are about 500 miles (800 km) from the nearest U.S. border crossing in Texas.
These folks are determined to “fulfill the American dream.” Some believe they are on an exodus of Biblical proportion. With all this emotion driving them, what will happen when they meet the U.S. Border Patrol guards who are now backed up by U.S. troops?
This invasionary force doesn’t appear to be carrying guns and grenades but that doesn’t mean they are harmless and pose no threat to U.S. national security. Some group members have the appearance of experienced street fighters who use any weapons at hand to overcome their opposition.
Before that, a large group of militant migrants physically forced down a Guatemala-Mexico border fence. About 50 of them pushed through into Mexico where waiting officers responded with pepper spray, causing the marauders to fall back into Guatemala.
Clearly, this group of South Americans has violent members. Clearly, they are resolved to enter the U.S. regardless of the consequences.
On October 26, 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump deployed army troops to support communications and non-combat support for Border Patrol agents. As of November 2, about 900 troops have arrived. The military personnel have been spooling barbed wire along the river boundary to slow down the invaders.
But what if this isn’t enough? What if the sheer number of individuals pushing forward turns into a Who concert on steroids?
U.S. Army troops are trained to fight in combat situations where both sides are armed and the opponents are an organized military force in their own right. Will American fighters have the stomach to turn their weapons on a mob of screaming, storming, rock-throwing foreign citizens?
Even if the incursion leads to a bloody confrontation at the U.S. border, it is likely that some insurgents will make it into the country. What will U.S. townspeople located near the Mexican border do if angry, demanding, and violent mobs show up and start looting – or worse?
Will otherwise-peaceful U.S. citizens be drawn into a fight that is not of their own choosing? That’s what the Border Patrol told Texas property owners on November 1, 2018: they need to prepare for the possibility of “armed civilians” on their land.
These Texan patriots say they will support the National Guard and Border Patrol to stop illegals from entering the U.S. Members of the Texas Minuteman militia are helping out. More volunteers have stepped up to help patrol the border.
On October 29, President Trump tweeted a stern warning to everyone concerned – and that includes every U.S. citizen:
“Many Gang Members and some very bad people are mixed into the Caravan heading to our Southern Border. Please go back, you will not be admitted into the United States unless you go through the legal process. This is an invasion of our Country and our Military is waiting for you!”
As for migrants arrested while trying to cross illegally into the Land of the Free, Trump candidly told news host Laura Ingraham:
“When they are captured, we don’t let them out. We’re not letting them out…We’re not catching, we’re not releasing…We’re not letting them into this country.”
U.S. citizens are not used to seeing bloodshed on the scale we can expect in the very near future. The violent confrontation is bound to divide the country politically even more. But the sad reality is that, if residents don’t protect their own neighborhoods, the brown wave of illegal immigrants may flood the land, leaving a trail of destruction and death in their wake.
As always, fellow Patriots, hope for the best and prepare for the worst.