Published: Mon, October 22, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump says he's reducing Central American aid over migrants

Trump says he's reducing Central American aid over migrants

Trump said in one of three tweets on the subject on Monday morning that the USA will begin "cutting off, or substantially reducing" aid to three Central American nations over a migrant caravan heading to the us southern border.

Sadly, it looks like Mexico's Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States.

President Trump has declared that the USA will start blocking federal aid to Central American countries for failing to to contain the migrant caravan.

A team of journalists traveling with the caravan for more than a week has spoken with Hondurans, Guatemalans and Salvadorans, but has not met any Middle Easterners of the sort Trump suggested were "mixed in" with the Central American migrants.

In another tweet, he blamed Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador for not stopping people from leaving their countries.

US President Donald Trump has repeatedly warned the migrants to turn back, threatening to close the US border and cut aid to countries that allow the caravan to pass.

He asked people to "Remember the Midterms!", referring to the elections on 6 November where 35 Senate seats are up for grabs along with the 435 seats in the House of Representatives.

President Trump, who's been unable to win changes to US laws, has pressured Honduras - the source of most of this caravan's members - as well as Guatemala and Mexico, which the caravan must travel through to reach the USA, to do more.

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He adds: "I have alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emergy".

Originating in Honduras two weeks ago, the "caravan" has since swelled in numbers, and thousands of migrants are now marching through Mexico in a mile-long, ten-abreast convoy.

Mr. Trump has openly described the caravan and border crisis a great issue for Republicans politically ahead of next month's midterms.

More than 3,400 Hondurans migrants were returned to their home country over the weekend, according to a migrant assistance body.

He has threatened to stop giving aid to countries like Honduras and Guatemala, where numerous migrants have come from.

7,000 migrants and is expected to reach the United States within days. The president has also criticized Mexico for failing to stop the crowd.

Mexico's government has said throughout the past week that it would register the migrants and process requests for asylum. At least 1,000 more remain at the border, waiting to enter the country, reported the EFE Agency.

The current migrant caravan has tested the limits of American patience.

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