Trump Threatens Military Action If Mexico Doesn't Stop Migrant Caravan

Mexico sends federal forces to its southern border as migrant caravan heads north

United States President, Donald Trump today threatened to close the United States Southern Border to halt the over 3,000 immigrants who are coming in a caravan from Central America.

Believing their chances of entering the USA are greater in numbers, the migrants have been hitching rides and hiking through Guatemala, with the aim of approaching the U.S. through Mexico.

That plea came after Mr. Trump threatened to withhold tens of millions of dollars in USA assistance from countries who didn't attempt to stop the migrants. "In the end, we actually have to deal with the problems that are causing people to leave their homes".

Earlier in the morning, Trump made headlines for his Twitter tirade against immigrants.

Beyond that, this situation catches Mexico at a odd time.

Marcelo Ebrard, Lopez Obrador's pick to become foreign relations secretary after he takes office, said Trump's tweets needed to be understood in the context of the upcoming USA midterm elections.

Migrant caravans of this type are nothing new, they quite often take place.

But the idea that Mexico could close its porous southern border - or that the United States would choke off the hundreds of thousands of legal freight, vehicle and pedestrian crossings every day - strained the imagination.

Why does it concern Trump?

Some were able to hitch rides, and hundreds advanced farther and faster than the main group to reach the Guatemalan capital, according to the Casa del Migrante shelter there.

Changes to detention rules saw thousands of migrant children detained and separated from their parents earlier this year, sparking national and worldwide condemnation.

Where is the caravan now?

Trump is renewing his threat, though, as a caravan of migrants from Honduras makes its way north toward the USA border.

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The caravan has been growing steadily since it left the violent Honduran city of San Pedro Sula last Saturday.

Most migrants are carrying few belongings, taking what they can carry in backpacks, as they head out on the almost 2,800 mile (4,500km) trek.

"We have evidence that this caravan is also very much politically motivated", he claimed. He offered several theories about who was handing out the money, but The Epoch Times couldn't independently verify them.

Donald Trump is threatening to deploy the U.S. military and close the southern border with Mexico if a convoy of migrants from Central America is allowed to keep moving northwards.

"Republicans must make the horrendous, weak and outdated immigration laws, and the Border, a part of the Midterms!" he continued.

Mexico asked the U.N. Thursday for assistance in grappling with the migrant caravan that's knocking on its border, saying worldwide officials must help figure out who deserves asylum and who should be deported or refused entry.

The ambassador told the migrants that Mexico has a process to apply for refugee status.

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will visit Mexico City on Friday to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

As a matter both US and worldwide law, asylum is only available to those fleeing persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.

Human rights groups have criticised the United States and Mexican response to the caravan. Trump said in one tweet.

"It is a plan that we have, that anyone who wants to work in Mexico will have a work visa", he said.

The group of some 2,000 Honduran migrants hit the road in Guatemala again Wednesday, hoping to reach the United States despite President Donald Trump's threat to cut off aid to Central American countries that don't stop them.



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