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This story with the caravan heading for the border is a simultaneously fascinating and scary story.

A lot of people seem very upset at those wanting to stop the caravan.

Let me start by saying that I understand some of the complaints and I have plenty of worries myself about how this will be executed.

However, I do not see wanting to stop the caravan as racist.

I also do not understand the need for those who disagree with wanting to stop the caravan branding anybody who thinks the caravan must be stopped with the “racist” label.

As somebody who came to this country many years ago as an immigrant from Pakistan, I know better than anybody the incredible opportunities America can offer.

I came here with nothing and I was able to become a very successful doctor before transitioning to a successful businessman and living an amazing life.

But I came here legally and did everything the right way.

And while I sympathize with those trying to come here, there is a reason why countries need to have at least some control of their borders.

I also feel badly for those trying to escape terrible situations, but the truth of the matter is, there is no real way to vet all of these people and if we let all of them in, then we are sending a signal to the world that we will not stop you and we may as well just open the border.

The scary part here, though, is the fact that as I mentioned with inability to properly vet, we have absolutely no idea who these people really are.

According to award-winning news correspondent Sara Carter, there is ample reason to suspect there are some seriously rotten apples in that caravan.

Guatemalan intelligence discovered people from India, Bangladesh, Africa had also joined in with the caravan -I bumped into a number of young MS 13 gang members.

Call people whichever names you like, but this is a legitimate problem.

We were told initially that these were just refugees from the southern border, but now we are talking about the possibility of numerous people who have nothing to do with those refugees trying to mix in with the group.

The chance that members of terrorist groups like Hezbollah who have bragged about trying to use tricks like this in the past is a very real threat and like it or not, very scary.

If you do not believe in the possibility of people being used as tools in situations like these, google Jose Padilla and Richard Reid.

Hamas, Hezbollah, and similar terrorist groups have been doing exactly that for years and they are certainly not above doing it here.

Again, my heart goes out to those fleeing awful conditions, but there has to be a legal process in place to root out the bad.

And there has to be a limit to how many people we take in.

There are other countries near the border, too, like Mexico, and there is no reason they should not be taking in plenty of people, too.

But jut as we cannot be the world’s policeman, we also cannot be the world’s destination.

Otherwise, we may as well not even bother to have a border at all.

No country operates like that and with good reason.

There has to be some level of control exercised here.

I just pray those in charge of making those decisions find a way to help who they can without turning this into a situation that opens us up to some very serious terrorism threats.

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