President Trump came out with some strong demands to Mexico and other places in Central America after yet another caravan full people left for the USA.
It has always been a point of contention between the US and Mexico – could they do more to stop the people from Central America?
Trump, of course, has his own unique style that has absolutely shaken things up – like Reagan no one, least of all our opponents, know what he will do next.
He keeps everyone guessing so the smart ones do what Mexico just did – they simply step up and do their jobs.
As reported By MRCTV:
Roughly 4,000 migrants have marched North towards Mexico, hoping to move through there and gain entrance to the United States, despite warnings from President Trump that he would deploy the United States military to enforce the border and that he would withhold billions of foreign aid from Honduras.
Thousands of migrants traveling in a caravan briefly moved toward a border crossing on the Mexico-Guatemala frontier before turning around, according to reports from the Associated Press.
The New York Post reports:
The disorganized crowd chanted, “one way or another, we will pass” and “we are not smugglers, we are immigrants,” as they moved closer toward the border bridge.
The bridge is being heavily guarded by hundreds of Mexican federal police and Guatemalan police in riot gear, as well as tall metal gates.
Guatemala has closed its border gate and is standing guard with dozens of troops and two armored jeeps.
As reported by The USA Today:
The border post, reports the AP, is guarded by a heavy security force and tall metal gates. Dozens of Mexican federal police officers are on the border bridge, with hundreds more behind them. In Guatemala, government authorities closed its border gate and are standing guard with dozens of troops and two armored jeeps.
Mexico’s ambassador to Guatemala says his country has decided to enforce a policy of “metered entry” since thousands of migrants are clamoring to cross, says the AP.
The caravan of migrants, — who are mostly from Honduras and number anywhere between 1,500 to 4,000 people — has angered President Donald Trump. In a series of tweets this week, he threatened to cut off aid to Central America and close the southern border with Mexico if their respective governments failed to deal with the situation.
Mexican government officials were trying to enforce its immigration laws, treat the migrants in a humanitarian way and not further antagonize an unhappy White House.
Now, they are talking about doing a metered entry system where Mexico will vet them and may grant humanitarian and asylum visas to some. Which means they can’t claim asylum here which means there is no reason to come because that is their stated reason – needing asylum.