Pence: ‘Inconceivable There Aren’t People of Middle Eastern Descent’ in Migrant Caravan
COSTA: "Immigration's become a major issue. The President keeps talking about this migrant caravan, he references Middle Easterners that are part of this caravan without evidence. Why is that? And where is the evidence, if any?"
PENCE: "Well, inconceivable that there are not people of Middle Eastern descent in a crowd of more than 7,000 people advancing toward out border."
PENCE: "The truth is— well, let me statistics on this. I mean, in the last fiscal year we apprehended more than— more than 10 terrorists or suspected terrorists per day at our southern border. From countries that are referred to in the lexicon as 'other than Mexico', that means from the Middle East region. I mean, the idea that they would not be in this large throng that was— what the President of Honduras told me was organized by leftist groups in Honduras, financed by Venezuela and sent north to challenge our sovereignty and challenge our border. And now it's grown. The President had me reach out to President Hernandez in Honduras, to President Morales in Guatemala. We've been working very closely with Mexico, we're going to do everything in our power to prevent this caravan from coming north and violating our border.”