Trump threatens to send army to US-Mexico border in migrant row


Trump threatens to send army to US-Mexico border in migrant row

Now more than 2,000 people - including many who left home so quickly they brought only backpacks - are making their way from Honduras, traveling through Guatemala and heading toward the U.S., The Associated Press reports.

".The assault on our country at our Southern Border, including the Criminal elements and DRUGS pouring in, is far more important to me, as President, than Trade or the USMCA". "Hopefully Mexico will stop this onslaught at their Northern Border". Democrats in 2013 led the charge to overhaul the nation's immigration laws, an effort that stalled because of opposition from Republicans who controlled the House.

President Donald Trump on Thursday morning accused Democrats of orchestrating an illegal immigrant "assault on our country".

President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would to deploy the usa military and close the southern border if Mexico did not move to halt large groups of migrants headed for the United States from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

The Honduran government has urged people not to join the caravan, but the government of Guatemala is powerless to stop its progress, as citizens of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua can freely move between the four countries showing only an ID card.

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The Washington Post reported this week that Border Patrol agents arrested 16,658 family members in September, the highest one-month total on record and an 80 per cent increase from July, according to unpublished Department of Homeland Security statistics.

Organizers reportedly have paid cash to an unknown number of the marchers; and numerous marchers interviewed by journalists appear to have been coached by somebody to say they are heading to the US because of the poverty and rampant crime in their home countries. Trump made a similar threat to cut off aid to Honduras over another caravan of migrants in the spring, which was never carried out.

The reason is US aid is insignificant compared to the billions of dollars such immigrants routinely send back to their families at home.

The president announced plans in April to send thousands of National Guard troops to the border, where they could remain until his promised wall is constructed.

In other posts, Trump claimed that many in the caravan are criminals.

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