The caravan has now moved its attempts to storm the border to Arizona. The Washington Examiner reports:
Federal law enforcement and military troops are bracing for another potential storming of the border, this time in Arizona.
Active-duty troops joined Customs and Border Protection officers at southern Arizona’s Port of Nogales and DeConcini Crossing Wednesday for a “large-scale operational readiness exercise,” or a major training session.
Troops and border forces acted out all the steps necessary to secure the port in case hundreds or even a couple thousand people try to charge through the border crossing from Mexico, like the incident that took place between Tijuana and San Diego on Nov. 25.
“The exercises were training in preparation to deal with the potential of large crowds and assaultive behavior by caravan members,” CBP said in a statement outlining the training. “They included tactical operations with the use of role players and inert smoke to simulate real world environments. This training will allow our officers to respond tactically should a situation arise.”
This invasion is not over yet, but Border Patrol are confident that they can hold the line until the caravan gets deported from Mexico or voluntarily goes home.