Published: Thu, October 18, 2018

Donald Trump Threatens to Send U.S. Military to Stop Migrant Caravan

Donald Trump Threatens to Send U.S. Military to Stop Migrant Caravan

"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", he said.

US President Donald Trump has threatened to deploy the military and close the southern US border if Mexico did not move to halt large groups of migrants headed for the United States from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Trump said in the first of a series of impassioned tweets on the growing crisis.

Referring to a so-called caravan of several thousand Hondurans that has departed in hopes of reaching the United States, Trump claimed Democrats were to blame for an "assault on our country by Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador" with a caravan "INCLUDING MANY CRIMINALS".

His comments come as Trump has been urging fellow Republicans to make immigration a central issue in the closing weeks of their midterm election campaigns and blaming Democrats for his failure to pass immigration legislation in the GOP-controlled Congress. "All Democrats fault for weak laws!"

"The position of President Trump is the one he has always raised, I do not see him as anything surprising, I would be surprised by a different position", Ebrard told local radio station Radio Centro.

"It's sad that that is what our southern border is and that's what people find acceptable", Mendoza said, noting that more than 4,300 Americans are killed every year by illegal immigrants and thousands more are affected by illegal immigrant crime.

Upon reaching Mexico, the migrants must show a valid visa to enter the country, or face deportation, therefore Trump has focused much of his pressure on the Mexican government.

Also Thursday, LifeZette reported the president's threat Wednesday to stop USA aid to the Central American nations if they don't do more to prevent their people from seeking to enter America isn't likely to be a sufficient deterrent.

When troops have previously been mobilized by Trump in response to unlawful migration, their mission has been mostly passive support for border agents, like logistics and surveillance.

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