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Fox & Friends Warns of New Wave of Migrants: ‘MOTHER OF ALL CARAVANS’

The hosts of Fox & Friends warned viewers of the imminent “mother of all caravans” entering the U.S. in the coming days, even though there are reports disputing the migrant group’s size.

The network’s blaring “mother of all caravans” chyron was a quote from Mexico’s Interior Secretary Olga Sánchez Cordero, a nickname she gave the caravan amid her country’s crackdowns against migrants traveling through to reach the U.S.

“Sounds like it could be 20,000 in all. People coming from El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala. One activist though said the reports calling this the mother of all caravans is false,” host Steve Doocy noted, before warning that is a report from the Associated Press citing activists close to the migrants who dispute the existence of a caravan even close to that large.

Honduras’ deputy foreign minister Nelly Jerez has also said, “There is no indication of such a caravan. This type of information promotes that people leave the country.”

“Listen, the caravans all were true,” Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade argued after his colleague acknowledged the reports countering the narrative. “They all got here and a lot of them got through… Now we’re going to be letting thousands go as they are welling up in El Paso in order to go forward in our country.”

He continued:

“The word is out that we can’t get together on a policy let alone we don’t even know the criminals percentage wise that are probably in that mix. Maybe most of them are probably great people. But they are just trying to bust through and now we have no place to put them and now they have to get through.”

After the cast read a tweet from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) condemning the U.S. locking migrants in a fenced-in, outdoor area and calling it white nationalism, Kilmeade opined that “it’s unbelievable to someone who would see our border issue as white, black, or brown.”

Co-host Ainsley Earhardt suggested migrants are coming now because they are “afraid our laws are going to change and catch and release is going to be no more.”

“They want to get in when they can,” she added.

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