President Trump Threatens Nightmare 1,500 Honduran Immigrants Marching to U.S.

Clay Curtis
Октября 18, 2018

President Trump threatened Thursday to send the USA military to America's southern border, in order to stop a caravan of more than 2,000 Central American migrants from exercising their legal right to seek asylum in the United States.

President Donald Trump took a break from defending the Saudi royal family, believed to have ordered the execution of a WaPo columnist, to whip up his base before the midterm elections with some good old fashioned Twitter fear mongering.

The sea of humanity - which started last week with fewer than 200 people - is now approaching Mexico, hell-bent on steaming toward the USA border.

Thursday's comments were not the first time Trump has threatened to close down the southern border entirely. Democrats in 2013 led the charge to overhaul the nation's immigration laws, an effort that stalled because of opposition from Republicans who controlled the House.

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In another, he suggested that the "onslaught" of immigrants could threaten a recently announced reworked trade deal with Mexico and Canada, writing that immigration is "far more important to me, as President, than Trade". And former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama both deployed National Guard troops to the border during their administrations to bolster security.

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".

Mr Trump, who has sought to curtail immigration and build a border wall on the Mexican border, this week threatened to halt aid if Central American governments did not act. Federal law prohibits military personnel from conducting law enforcement duties on USA soil, with exceptions for military bases and related properties.

The Honduran government has urged people not to join the caravan, but the government of Guatemala is powerless to stop its progress, as citizens of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua can freely move between the four countries showing only an ID card. Some have said they are fleeing gang violence, and are traveling as a group for protection from criminal gangs.

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