The migrant caravan thought they could win safe passage into the United States.

But then Donald Trump sent the military to the border to stop their invasion.

And Secretary of Defense James Mattis just ended the caravan with these seven words.

James Mattis Travels To Border To Meet The Troops

Mattis traveled to the Southern border with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to show the administration’s support for the troops.

“We’ve come down here to pay our respects,” Mattis declared.  “We know what you’re doing, we track it every day … Sometimes you got to come down and see the troops.”

Mattis also explained why the troops’ mission was so important. “The eyes of the world right now, and certainly the Americans, are on you.”

He continued by reinforcing that the reason the caravan needs to be stopped is because it threatens the sovereignty of America’s borders.

And then he said the seven words that spelled the end of the caravan’s invasion plans.

“We want legal immigration — that’s part of what makes America good,” he said. “But illegal — we’re going to carry out the law.”

“We’re going to carry our law.”

Mattis’ comments make it clear that the days of Obama rolling out the welcome mat for illegal alien invaders are over.

James Mattis Shuts Down Fake News Media

The Secretary of Defense then explained to fake news media reporters why deploying troops to the border is not a stunt.

“Border security is part of national security. Our units are in a position to enable the Border Patrol’s law enforcement operations. We determined that that mission was absolutely legal and this is also reviewed by Department of Justice lawyers,” Mattis declared. “It’s obviously a moral and ethical mission to support our border patrolmen.”

He then described how the migrants threw rocks and bottles at the Mexican police when they overran law enforcement to continue their march to invade America.

“Well, I would refer them to the New York Times and what happened to the Mexican police, and I would just leave that to the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. She’s a professional. …  The people responsible for the mission are the ones I listen to on something like this,” he said.

He also defended the necessity of the mission.

“I think that it’s very clear that support to border patrol is necessary right now. If they come to me and say, ‘We do not have the people to put in barbed wire. We don’t have the capability to use helicopters and move people around. We don’t have the helicopters’ … I’d defer to their judgment. They’re the ones who are held responsible to maintain our sovereignty.”

Mattis then shot down the criticism that the troops would miss the holidays because of their deployment.

“We’re a 365-day-a-year military. Rain or shine, light or dark, cold weather or hot weather — we have an all-weather force that’s on duty 24/7,” he said. “All I can say to the American people: Welcome to your military. It’s on duty.”

We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.