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Old 10-18-2018, 09:57 AM
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Exclamation President Trump threatens to close southern US border over caravan of migrants

President Trump threatens to close southern US border over caravan of migrants

By Erica Y King
Alexander Mallin

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oct 18, 2018, 8:50 AM ET

President Trump is again ramping up his rhetoric on an issue he said he hopes can energize his Republican base heading into the midterms, with an all-caps threat to shut down the southern U.S. border if Mexico doesn’t stop the "onslaught" of a caravan of migrants fleeing Honduras.
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The president tweeted Thursday morning that Democratic Party leaders "are doing little to stop this large flow of people INCLUDING MANY CRIMINALS."

I am watching the Democrat Party led (because they want Open Borders and existing weak laws) assault on our country by Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, whose leaders are doing little to stop this large flow of people, INCLUDING MANY CRIMINALS, from entering Mexico to U.S.....
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2018

Trump also suggested that the migrants hoping to enter the U.S. are linked to crime and drugs that he said are "pouring in," and he called on Mexico to stop the "onslaught."

....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. All Democrats fault for weak laws!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2018

The president's tweets come after more than 2,000 Honduran migrants hoping to come to the U.S. resumed their travel northward Wednesday even hours after Trump warned "anybody entering the United States illegally will be arrested and detained" in a tweet.

On Wednesday, the president also threatened to cut U.S. aid to the Northern Triangle countries -- Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador -- saying "all payments made to them will STOP (END)!.

Mexico in a statement Wednesday said that anyone who entered its country illegally would be processed and returned to their country of origin.

While Trump is threatening to eliminate aid, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have been pushing efforts to improve U.S. ties in Central America to reduce the flow of migrants.

"We are committed and have been continuing to put in the resources to fund programs that we hope will address the root causes of migration and help people thrive at home," a senior State Department official told ABC News Wednesday.

Ahead of Pompeo trip, Trump threatens Central America with aid cuts over caravan

Thursday's comments were not the first time Trump has threatened to close down the southern border entirely. He made similar remarks at a tax event in May, saying if he was unable to secure funding for the wall he would “have to think about closing up the country.”

ABC's Jordyn Phelps and Conor Finnegan contributed to this report.
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:12 AM
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They should apply at a US Immigration Office in their Country to apply for the Immigration Forms. They just can't continue to Emigrate from their lands and walk right in. The system has rules and if they do not comply - they can't get in. I'm not for open borders my Grand-Parents went through hell to get visa's and then Immigration Paper's to become American Citizens. They went through Ellis Island, NY like thousands of others. They also had to have "stateside sponsors" for them before entry was approved. They had to live with existing relatives (or sponsors) for some period of time to become accumulated and learn our language and they also had have a skill. It wasn't just a walk in arrangement - why have the rules changed so much? I don't know?


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