Mexico Answers President Trump’s Demand to Stop Caravan Heading for US Southern Border

It’s about time Mexico starts taking the caravan that is heading for the United States southern border seriously.

President Trump made several threats and demands for Mexico to stop the caravan from reaching the border. In response the Mexican Government has sent two 727 Boeings filled with federal police to stop the caravan from reaching the United States.

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President took to Twitter on Thursday to tell the countries involved, including Mexico, that if they do not stop the caravan he will send in military forces to shut down the southern border.

Per USA Today:

MEXICO CITY — The government of Mexico dispatched two 727 Boeing planes filled with federal police officers to its southern border with Guatemala on Wednesday to intercept a caravan of Central American migrants who are trying to reach the U.S. border.

The Interior and Foreign Relations ministries said in a joint statement that any migrant in the caravan without proper immigration papers would be arrested and “returned to their country of origin.” Those with proper documents or wishing to apply for asylum would be allowed to enter Mexico.

The caravan of migrants set out last week from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, which has long been one of the hemisphere’s most violent cities with a murder rate ranking among the highest in the world.

The group of migrants swelled to an estimated 4,000 people even as President Donald Trump has condemned them and threatened to cut aid to Honduras if government officials do not cooperate in preventing their trip to the U.S.

“The United States has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!” Trump tweeted on Tuesday.

It’s good to have a leader who steps up and handles a situation the way it should be handled.


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