The Least-Known Battleground in Trump's War on Illegal Immigration

By Todd Bensman on October 21, 2019

Ecuador’s front door recently slammed shut on many Africans and Middle-Easterners who have been that country's visa-free policy to reach America's back door, broken down by one million Central Americans. Among the least covered and least known of the Trump administration’s efforts to end a mass migration crisis — to include historic new swells of "extra-continental" migrants from the undeveloped world and Muslim-majority countries — was a pressure campaign to have Ecuador curtail its visa-free policy, according to Department of Homeland Security law enforcement sources who were not authorized to speak on the record.

What prompted this, and why has it not been widely reported? Answer: The recent capture of several suspected ISIS travelers en route to the U.S. southern border who got to the Western Hemisphere through Ecuador.

Read why Ecuador has changed policy course and how that may (or may not) shut down a corridor connecting the entire globe the U.S. border in The Federalist.