This month U.S. Border Patrol agents met 200 peaceful, interfaith demonstrators with military-style M4 rifles and tear gas launchers.
U.S. soldiers are not the only ones heading to the border in advance of the migrant caravan. Armed civilian militias have joined a call to deploy their members.
California continues to lead the nation with the largest concentration of hate groups. A recent Anti-Defamation League report claims the state experienced 268 anti-Semitic incidents in 2017.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 15 million American households experienced food insecurity at some point in 2017.