The caravan has arrived

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday her agency and the Justice Department will prosecute any members of the Central American “caravan” headed to the United States who cross the border illegally.

“The Trump administration is committed to enforcing our immigration laws – whether persons are part of this ‘caravan’ or not,” said Nielsen in a statement.

“If members of the ‘caravan’ enter the country illegally, they will be referred for prosecution for illegal entry in accordance with existing law,” she added.