Trump says he has alerted military to 'national emergency' of migrant caravan

Oct 23, 2018, 00:46
Trump says he has alerted military to 'national emergency' of migrant caravan

The Monday morning tweets marked the latest escalation by the president, who is seeking to re-inject immigration politics into the national conversation in the closing weeks of the midterm elections. "So unfair to those who come in legally".

They are hoping to gain access to the United States of America to live and work, but President Trump is unhappy that so many people are attempting cross the US-Mexico border illegally.

Even though the goal is to reach the USA border, she said: "We only want to work and if a job turns up in Mexico, I would do it".

The President tweeted Monday that he'd spoken to the leaders of several central American nations, including Honduras, where the current "migrant caravans" originate, and informed them that the United States could reconsider worldwide financial aid programs aimed at central America if the outflow does not abate.

While many Republicans and Donald Trump supporters have looked to the migrant caravan crisis as an example of why America needs to build a wall, some are expressing doubts regarding President Trump's tweets.

Many of the South American countries who are also dealing with the caravan say they are trying to stop it reaching America.

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As many as 7,000 migrants, according to one local estimate, have now joined the caravan that started on October 13 in Honduras, many wearing flip flops and carrying their children on a journey that will be at least 1,500 miles long, depending on which part of the US border they reach.

Two days later, Trump threatened to order the military to shut down the U.S. -Mexico border.

President Donald Trump on Monday tweeted that he is "substantially" cutting American aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador over a migrant caravan headed toward the United States.

Central American immigrants turn to Mexico A mere transit country?

In a migrant shelter in the southern Mexican city of Tenosique, near the Guatemalan border, a refugee from Honduras says he originally planned to move to the United States with his family.

Earlier this month, a caravan of 160 migrants set out from Honduras, telling media outlets that they were fleeing their homes due to widespread poverty and violence.

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He did not provide an explanation for the claim, including whether he received the alleged information from USA intelligence officials.

A Honduran-born leader of the migrant caravan rejected Trump's assertion that there were people from the Middle East in the group.

It is yet unknown whether it will affect the caravan's progress by that time.

"He who leaves his town does not leave for pleasure but out of necessity", he said. The caravan is unlike previous mass migrations for its unprecedented large numbers and because it largely sprang up spontaneously through word of mouth. It had drawn over 5,000 people by the time it reached southern Mexico on Sunday.

"We are going to the promised land", Garcia said, motioning to his fellow travellers.

"We fully support the efforts of Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, as they seek to address this critical situation and ensure a safer and more secure region", the secretary said.

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