‘We’re not letting you in’, Trump warns migrants

Minnie Murray
October 26, 2018

Trump, in a tweet urged them to rather apply for USA citizenship like others. Trump wrote on Twitter. Four days after crossing into Mexico, the caravan is still more than 3,000 kilometers (1,860 miles) from the USA border.

"Trump should be more humanitarian", she said. They will not be allowed in. "If we return to Honduras, the gangs will probably kill us", he said.

Trump, who made fear about immigrants a major theme of his 2016 election campaign, has been eager to make it a top issue heading into the November 6 midterm elections, which will determine control of Congress.

Trump is weighing an executive order that would deny the immigrant caravan - which is about 900 miles away from the border - an opportunity to apply for asylum once they arrive, according to The Washington Post.

"The Administration is considering a wide range [of] administrative, legal and legislative options to address the Democrat-created crisis of mass illegal immigration", the official told the paper.

Previously, Trump had referred to some of the migrants making the trek to the border as "hardened criminals" and suggested that "unknown Middle Easterners" were among the crowds.

The Times article, citing anonymous sources, said that details of the possible executive order were still the planning stages and that whatever emerged was sure to be met with legal challenges.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the preliminary estimate for troops.


In April, when another such caravan of migrants began making its way north through Mexico, he called for US troops to step in, suggesting that he wanted active-duty armed troops to do what immigration authorities could not.

President Donald Trump has been tweeting about closing down the U.S. -Mexico border, and it appears it's more than just empty talk.

Nearly all of the Guard forces now at the border are from Texas, California, New Mexico, and Arizona; a full 1,000 are from Texas alone.

But Nielsen warned: "This caravan can not come to the United States".

The United Nations estimates that 7,000 people have joined the caravan since it set out from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on October 13. It numbered more than 5,000 when it settled in the town of Mapastepec on Wednesday night, a local official said.

"I wish he could see that we are doing this from our heart, with great desire to move forward", said Jose Rodriguez, 29, referring to the United States president. But the funding for his signature campaign promise has been slow to materialize. Thousands of National Guard troops have been deployed there since April.

"Even if it's a short-term deployment, it's another step toward militarization of our border", Isacson said, adding that 40 percent of people being apprehended at the border were children and families.

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