Tucker Carlson said Thursday that Democrats like Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are not joining President Trump's calls to stop the caravan of Central American migrants because the left believes that "unchecked immigration will strengthen their hold on power".
US President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to send the military to the Mexican border and to imperil a trade deal in an intensification of his anti-immigrant rhetoric ahead of congressional elections.
Trump, who campaigned for president with vows to stop illegal immigration, said on Twitter today that he thinks Republican candidates for Congress should campaign on the issue in the upcoming midterm elections.
Guatemala also sent police reinforcements to its side of the border, after Trump threatened to cut aid to the region, deploy the military and close the US-Mexican border if the migrants were allowed to continue.
The Honduran government this week pleaded for the caravan to disperse, saying it was being used by political rabble-rousers to try to embarrass the US and Central American governments.More news: Samsung Launches Galaxy Book 2; Features Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 And Gigabit LTE
Mexico's Foreign Ministry is responding to the caravan of around 2,000 migrants that is traveling from Honduras toward Guatemala, aiming to reach the US-Mexican border.
A day after warning Central American governments they risked losing US aid if they didn't do something and saying that anyone entering the country illegally would be arrested and deported, Trump turned his sights on Democrats and urged Republican allies to campaign on border security.
US security experts, pointing to past history, say majority are looking for jobs or to reunify with family already in the USA illegally, and aren't refugees.
No evidence of criminal affiliations among the migrants screened or interviewed by reporters in the area has emerged so far.
"We are all human beings", said Deidania Cabrera, the woman who offered the carriage to Zuniga.
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The country has deployed 500 federal officers to the border city of Tapachula, where migrants are expected to arrive next week.
Hundreds of other migrants were seen walking to the river's edge, where they sang the national anthems of Honduras and Guatemala. The rest would have to apply for refugee status or face deportation.
Trump claimed that "Criminal elements and DRUGS [are] pouring in" and that it is "All Democrats [sic] fault for weak laws!"
Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray went to New York Thursday to make his request personally for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees to get involved. Trump said in one tweet.
Pueblo Sin Fronteras has said it has no organizational role in the current caravan, although Mujica has been quoted as saying they would "help".
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