Gosar Urges DOJ To Investigate Source Of Caravans

Rep. Paul Gosar is looking to clear up the controversy that has swirled about the true nature of the multiple “caravans of Migrants heading to the U.S. demanding economic asylum.

Gosar, this week sent a letter addressed to Department of Justice (DOJ) Attorney General, Jeff Sessions urging the DOJ to investigate the circumstances surrounding the most recent mass migration effort and potential laws that may have been broken by American entities.

Related article: DHS Addresses Myths, Facts About Caravan

Additional cosigners include U.S. Representatives Andy Biggs, Rod Blum, Jeff Duncan, Bob Gibbs, Louie Gohmert, Andy Harris, M.D., Steve King, Ralph Norman, Scott Perry, Todd Rokita and Ted S. Yoho, D.V.M.

“For years our immigration laws have been exploited. Right now, thousands of Central American migrants are traveling thousands of miles to reach our border,” said Gosar. “The level of organization, logistics and coordination being depicted in reports of the most recent caravan raises serious concerns. I urge the Department of Justice to investigate the matter to determine the actors responsible for this invasion.”

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security issued a statement in response to some of the myths floated by mostly ideologues on the left. Those myths include statements that the thousands of caravan members are simply seeking a better life and do not have criminal or otherwise questionable backgrounds. Those statements are gross generalizations no one could make with any certainty.

In fact, according to DHS:

So far, there are over 270 individuals along the caravan route that have criminal histories, including known gang membership.

On October 29, the Mexican ambassador to the U.S. described some of the caravan members as “very violent:” “Unfortunately, some of the people in the caravan have been very violent against authority, even though they have offered the possibility of entering in compliance with immigration law and refugee status.”

On October 30, Mexico’s Interior Minister Navarrete Prida speaking on Radio Enfoque (Focus) 100.1 FM, confirmed that some criminal groups have infiltrated the caravan: “I have videos from Guatemala that show men dressed in identical clothing, sporting the same haircuts, handing out money to women to persuade them to move to the front of the caravan…We know, for a fact, that some members of the caravan threatened [Mexican] Migration Institute personnel and we have images showing many of them preparing Molotov cocktails.”

21 Comments on "Gosar Urges DOJ To Investigate Source Of Caravans"

  1. Take any group of over 7,000 people and I suspect you’ll easily find 270 — less than 4% — with “criminal histories.” My post to the DHS propaganda piece yesterday didn’t show up until this morning, so I’m repeating it: The largest source of migrants in the caravans is Honduras. In 2009, Honduras had a reformist president that the rich elite couldn’t tolerate. A military coup expelled him from the country. The coup was condemned with one notable exception: the United States. The Obama administration refused to call it a military coup, because if they had, they would have been compelled by law to withdraw military funding from the military regime, which was imposing a regime of brutal terror. Honduras became the murder capital of the world. A fraudulent election took place under the military junta—again, harshly condemned over most of the world, but not by the United States. The Obama administration praised Honduras for carrying out an election, moving towards democracy and so on. Now people are fleeing from the misery for which the US government bears considerable responsibility. As they do for fleeing Salvadorans, Nicaraguans, Iraqis – all those whose countries were – and are currently being — destabilized with US troops, bombs, and policies.

    If we treat asylum-seekers as criminals we might as well tear down the Statue of Liberty — erase those words that welcomed so many of our immigrant ancestors: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the tired tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” That’s the America my grandparents found a haven in. Yes, let’s “make America great again,” by honoring that tradition, and the US Constitution. Vote as if our democracy depends on it, because it does!

    • Not condemned by the U.S. under a fraudulent president, obama. Why should the United States be held responsible for what the Fraud in office did?
      The immigrants of yesteryear which made America Great are not the same as the current ones. Those immigrants came in and obeyed the rules. They came thru Ellis Island, were inspected and let thru. They did not come in and sit on their arses collecting freebies, they went to work and started businesses, supported their families and prospered and in turn prospered America. My father in law was one of those, came from Russia, started a business and supported his family. (not to say many turned to a life of crime)
      The immigrants we have today aren’t even immigrants, they are illegal aliens, people who have broken the law. The Caravan headed this way is claiming that they will charge thru, this involves hurting our Border guards, so we know that implies Invasion by force. By allowing these people to just barge thru that will mean the end of Democracy, that will negate our stance of a Nation of Laws and bring us into Anarchy.

    • mixing apples and oranges as usual to come up with bananas. To you the USA is the great satin, but you seem to enjoy living here. If this is such a bad country why do all who hate the US WANT to live here? If these people really want to improve their own countries, they need to UNITE and fight for it. Just like many other nations have that have evolved. Running away does not solve the problem and with people like you to lead them just think they can change the world. The Statue of Liberty does not ask for ILLEGAL invaders it asks for those that ask to enter and submit to being cleared to do so. Yes they are criminals IF they enter WITHOUT PERMISSION, and there are means to getting it. Did you see how they accepted the rules and laws of the mexican gov’t? Tore down the fences, crossed over illegally and now want someone to support them? If they do that to a government willing to help them as it has offered what do you think they will do if they get here.

      Like all the liberal do gooders like to say about guns, IF IT WILL SAVE JUST one, well just think what will happen if they are allowed to force their way in now. If stopping them will SAVE JUST ONE will be a benefit tour people and country dont ya think?

    • mixing apples and oranges as usual to come up with bananas. To you the USA is the great satin, but you seem to enjoy living here. If this is such a bad country why do all who hate the US WANT to live here? If these people really want to improve their own countries, they need to UNITE and fight for it. Just like many other nations have that have evolved. Running away does not solve the problem and with people like you to lead them just think they can change the world. The Statue of Liberty does not ask for ILLEGAL invaders it asks for those that ask to enter and submit to being cleared to do so. Yes they are criminals IF they enter WITHOUT PERMISSION, and there are means to getting it. Did you see how they accepted the rules and laws of the mexican gov’t? Tore down the fences, crossed over illegally and now want someone to support them? If they do that to a government willing to help them as it has offered what do you think they will do if they get here.

      Like all the liberal do gooders like to say about guns, IF IT WILL SAVE JUST one, well just think what will happen if they are allowed to force their way in now. If stopping them will SAVE JUST ONE will be a benefit to our people and country dont ya think?

    • Chris Horquilla | November 6, 2018 at 10:52 am | Reply

      You claim these immigrants are law-bidding citizens. Yet the first thing illegal immigrants do when they enter this county is break our laws. America is a nation of laws. If they wish to enter the US, they must to so legally. To allow them to do otherwise is insane.

    • As usual, Al`s “analysis” is really just a white wash of the facts to support is agenda. He asserts that only 270 of the 7,000 in the caravan have criminal histories but that ignores the fact that the number in the caravans, plural. is obviously much greater than 7,000 And the 270 number is the number in just one of the caravans is based on woefully inadequate information. To accept Al`s figure is to assume that all of those in the caravans were vetted to determine criminal histories but that just is not the case. Obviously those in the caravan hoping to get into the U. S. will try to hide their criminal histories.
      The New Colossus poem “welcoming” immigrants is a nice sentiment but was never the official policy of American immigration law and, as per usual, Al is peddling facts he knows to be untrue.

    • The Oracle of Tucson | November 6, 2018 at 2:10 pm | Reply

      @Albert: we all know without question your the definitive expert at disguising a story as something it’s not. Despite your numerous attempts to document some historical relevence to a story, anything you’ve published was always laced with excessively one sided anti-American, anti-white, anti-capitalism smears disguised as historical facts. In truth they amounted to your one sided delusional hysterical farce of history.
      You really are little more then the kettle calling the pot black, and just out of hypocrisy alone should never be calling someone out for being a propagandist.
      I had no idea we had room for two.

      The Oracle

  2. Lannon – So which side do you think is the solution sir? Obamans’s of Resistance Democrats? The – kick them when they are down group? Those calling this invasion force a political gag.. those that want the same coup that destabilized those nations to occur here in these USA with the overthrow of the President? From one on this side of the fence as a first born of an immigrant that became an American 6 years after my birth here I say ‘come to America’ LEGALLY – I have lived that American dream – the greatest freedom ‘religious freedom’ that seems to be disappearing as the nation turns it’s back on God – if we turn away the caravan ‘ we are asking them to come in a legal immigrants ‘ and we ‘welcome them’. If there’s an issue its immigration laws – reform them – I think there is the climate to do so, but the current status quo of jump the fence, cross the lines by any means must first be controlled, by this side or that side but it must stop or this measure will not be supported – that Statue of Liberty being pounded to the ground by the many that have trampled it on the way in… as well as those that think the constitution is a outdated piece of paper.

  3. Should America be providing a haven to this?

    “The Communist Party USA – Who Gave the USSR the Bomb?”

    These communist spies gave the Soviet Union the research secrets that allowed them to build nuclear missiles, thereby threatening the whole world with nuclear war.

    When Eugene Dennis and his comrades had been arrested, the Communist Party of the United States needed new leaders. The reserves were called in – 21 new members, of which 14 were Jews. All were tried for conspiracy against the U.S. Government under the Smith Act in 1951. They were:

    Albert Francis Lannon – ethnicity unknown, “national coordinator of maritime policy” and in charge of the Maryland and Washington, D.C. chapter

    http://researchlist.blogspot.com/2011/06/communist-party-usa-who-gave-ussr-bomb.html

  4. We don’t live in a Democracy, we live in A Republic. As far as honoring tradition goes when it came to immigration, read up on Ellis island. You were vetted, medically evaluated and had to come here LEGALLY. There is a huge difference in coming here legally then trying to force your way in. Trying to force your way in this country unvetted and illegal makes it an invasion and an assault on our immigration laws.

    • I agree, when my father in law came they traveled by ox cart from Russia, took them two years. There were about 14 of them, when they got here one of them was sick, being a minor a parent went back to Switzerland with her and waited another year to return. Upon return they were accepted in.
      Al, do you see the difference? an ill minor refused and they accepted the decision choosing a relative to leave with the child. Then returning in GOOD health. That is the very big difference in those immigrants and today’s Illegals. They didn’t sail down the coast and try to sneak in, they didn’t start a riot demanding to be let in, or trying to sue the Govt. with rights they did not possess, they were of a more honorable character, at least my in laws were and I believe most were.
      These people in the caravans, and I do recognize that they are human, cannot be let in by force at any cost or they will bring disaster onto our heads.

  5. Pathetic and desperate.

  6. 1st We are a Democratic Republic not a democracy.
    2nd All immigration in the past, was done legally at Ellis Island and by the immigration laws of the United States, not by thousands of people who are not vetted and with unknown histories and unknown medical histories who are determined to force their way into the United States. That is called an invasion. We have laws on immigration policies, how many people and who we as a Nation are going to except. You Albert Lannon are suggesting we ignore our Laws on immigration and just let in anyone who shows up. Your opinion Sir on this matter, if put into play, would completely destroy this Nation.

  7. It’s about time to expose the globalist who are $$$$$ for these invaders. Soros has spent $500M in Europe & here trying to transform the world into NO BORDERS. I hope we ban him from the USA and ALL of his NGO’s. Check out what has to be done to be a LEGAL IMMIGRANT to this country Albert. The words you quote we NOT ON THE STATUE ORIGINALLY but added after decades. We either have laws or we don’t. I really don’t expect a union boss to understand but look it up.

  8. It’s about damn time to expose the globalist who are trying to make a border-less world and rip us apart in doing it. Too bad Albert doesn’t know the quote he mentioned was added many decades after the statue was erected. Legal immigration is tough, expensive and always as been. I wouldn’t expect a union boss to understand that lowly workers want a salary and retirement like he has. A true socialist democrat and he’s NEVER going to change. Couldn’t even color the bubble against Bronson. Pathetic.

  9. By the way, for those of you wondering how immigrants from the West (Asia, Mexico, and south & central America) arrived at Ellis Island to immigrate, the answer is they did not: immigrants from the west would come through angel island in San Francisco Bay.

  10. Wow! Just setting out a few facts really stirred up a lot of total BS. First, the 270 with “criminal histories” is Paul Gosar’s number, not mine. Second, I am for a bipartisan reform of immigration policy, but the gridlock in Washington from both parties has prevented that and the president has not shown any leadership. 3) As I understand it, the caravans are basically of refugees from US-inspired destabilization and the resulting terror, people who are seeking asylum which they have the legal right to do. There is a process, but threats from the White House to delay and frustrate that process aren’t helping. 4) That “legal” immigration of the past is misleading. Check into your families’ histories — My mother’s Finnish father left the US in a hurry after a failed strike in the Montana copper mines and came back with a new name to avoid retribution. 5) The US policies that have destabilized so many countries and created the problems we face today were bipartisan and came from both Democrat and Republican administrations. The US has too long believed that we are the cops of the world. 6) What, Again, once you get past his anti-Semitism, got something right. My father, a first generation Italian-American seaman, was a loyal member of the Communist Party, something I’ve talked about before and is no secret. He went to prison for two years for it, and died nearly 50 years ago. As a union official the Reds hated me because I spoke their language and headed off a lot of crazy stunts. And this “union boss” collects the same pension as the working warehousemen and women, which for 28 years of service (as a rank and file worker and as an official) comes to $656.25 monthly. My salary could not exceed the negotiated wage received by the workers, and we weren’t paid for overtime. 6) As I’ve said before, for Heidi of the short memory, I supported Bronson’s Republican opponent in the last election. 7) The Emma Lazarus poem on the Statue of Liberty was written in 1883 as part of a fundraising campaign for the statue’s pedestal. It was added to the statue in 1903 when Republican Teddy Roosevelt was president. 8) America is my country, and I like the saying, “America, right or wrong. When right, to keep it right, when wrong, to set it right.” Just trying to correct the record — that’s what we delusional pathetic desperate socialist democrat liberal do-gooders like to do.

  11. I am relieved to read that finally something MIGHT be done about the AMERICANS that are breaking the law. The Sanctuary Cities and States that break the law. The refusal to cooperate with ICE and so on. So finding out who is helping foreigners break the laws make a lot of sense to me. As to the math of what part of the poor people coming here are criminals. Focus on the math of poor people in the world who want to come here. This free fall all method is unfair to the poor Asians, the poor Africans, poor whites Russians, and so on that would love to come here for a better life. Legal methods would make it fairer to all. Then the math of poor people in the world. Open the borders and allow every single poor person in how long would it take before the US would be overwhelmed and unable to help anyone?

  12. Yes Alberrt, many of used worked for Kim DeMarco, but unlike you we in the end we actually voted for her.

  13. The Oracle of Tucson | November 9, 2018 at 8:43 am | Reply

    But immigrants don’t carry flags from other nations with demands upon arrival!
    The are not immigrants, these are criminal aliens gathering up to bum rush the border.

    The Oracle

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