I am recently aware that a naval task force is in position off the coast of Venezuela. This informs us that it is Chinese. This axis of unity looks good on paper and represents a serious initiative on the part of the folks from Venezuela. It is also rather conventional and long on show.
The human assault on our southern border is way more problematic as it happens to be an indirect attack on Mexico. Our border will rapidly seal up and thousans of likely armed civilians or even combatants will then be loose in Mexico.
The real thrust of the Chinese appears to be to shore up the Oil industry to secure supplies. Again we hear rumors of war been pushed. In the meantime, Maduro has long since lost his electoral mandate whatever else is been promoted. Trump has just recognized his competitor.
This is a formal assault on the USA with the intent to make Mexico unlivable and force desperate migrants into the USA. A better response may well be to actually allow it all to happen and then secure all the migrants in refugee camps, then march into Mexico and annex the whole country as a protectorate. This can then be integrated into the USA using systems in place. Twenty years would be sufficient to resolve issues of governance and the like opening the door for a proper referendum of separation or unity for each province.