An advocate for U.S. border enforcement says we can be thankful President Donald Trump's border enforcement policies are keeping thousands of migrants stuck in Mexico.
Approximately 7,000 migrants remain on the Mexican side of the border demanding to be let into the United States.
While the migrants and their supporters are demanding political asylum, there is growing evidence that the vast majority of these people are coming for other reasons.
Numerous media outlets, in fact, reported on a Department of Homeland Security warning that approximately 600 members of the caravan are "convicted criminals" who are known to law enforcement in their home countries.
DHS worked with other countries, monitored social media, and even paid informants in the caravan to learn about the migrants traveling north.
Susan Tully, national field director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, points out that as many as 95 percent of those migrants are young men between ages 17 to 25.
"They're not the women and children that you see them putting in the front of the caravan so that is what is photographed all the time," she tells OneNewsNow. "These are young men coming out of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, the most deadly places per capita in the entire world the violence there. Are they fleeing because they're economic migrants? Or are they fleeing because they committed a crime and law enforcement is after them in their own country?"
A member of the notorious MS-13 gang, who was recently arrested, told authorities that he traveled to the United States with the migrant caravan.
"We're now having major issues where these young men have been allowed to transplant to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Los Angeles --- already MS-13 strongholds," she warns. "They're having some serious issues with those people so thank God that President Trump has done what he's done to keep them on the other side of the border."