Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Trump Calls Migrant Caravan a National Emergency

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Jeannette Daniel | 22 October, 2018, 21:57

WASHINGTON-President Trump on Monday said the US would cut off or "substantially reduce" foreign aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, as a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants-many of whom crossed the Mexican border illegally-continued its journey toward the U.S.

Trump also said the United States will start to cut aid to the countries where the migrants are from.

Honduran migrants hoping to reach the USA sleep in the southern Mexico city of Tapachula, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in a public plaza featuring a statue of Mexican national hero Miguel Hidalgo, a priest who launched Mexico's War of Independence in 1810.

Mexican police, who failed to stop them at that country's border with Guatemala, now serve as escorts for the caravan as it barrels north, its members clear that they have no intention of staying in Mexico, and have eyes only for the U.S.

More than 3,400 Hondurans migrants had been returned to their home country over the past 48 hours by Sunday afternoon, according to a migrant assistance body led by the wife of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, Ana Garcia de Hernandez.

The migrant caravan could number as many as 20,000 by the time it reaches the United States's southern border.

After blaming the Democrats for "weak laws" on immigration a few days earlier, Trump said on Twitter on Monday: "Every time you see a Caravan, or people illegally coming, or attempting to come, into our Country illegally, think of and blame the Democrats for not giving us the votes to change our pathetic Immigration Laws!".

Trump, who has made immigration a central part of his platform, earlier threatened to halt aid to the region, and potentially close the USA border with Mexico with the help of the military if the migrants' march is not stopped.

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In a series of tweets Monday Mr. Trump said he had alerted the U.S. Border Patrol and the military that the caravan was a national emergency.

"I would call in the military and I would seal off the border".

"We have to sleep on the sidewalk, and tomorrow wake up and keep walking".

Trump tweeted last Tuesday that he had "strongly informed" Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez that he would eliminate aid to his country if he didn't stop the massive caravan bound for the U.S.

Migrants received help Sunday from sympathetic Mexicans who offered food, water and clothing.

"He who leaves his town does not leave for pleasure but out of necessity", he said.

Ulises Garcia, a Red Cross official, said some migrants with injuries from their hard trek refused to be taken to clinics or hospitals, because they didn't want to leave the caravan.

They've been keeping together for strength and safety in numbers. Anyone who makes it to the US will be immediately deportable.

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