Published: Sat, October 27, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Trump says United States needs to build border wall fast - USA

Trump says United States needs to build border wall fast - USA

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto reminded migrants Sunday that "going undocumented would make it extremely hard to reach their goal, being reaching the USA or settling in Mexico".

The migrant caravan marching through Mexico to the US border has grown to more than 14,000, one Mexican news outlet reports, and President Trump is readying a federal response if needed.

The President has accused Democrats, without evidence, of pushing for overrun borders to gain voters in the midterm elections.

Trump has vowed to begin cutting millions of dollars in aid to Central America and called the caravan in Mexico a national emergency as he seeks to boost his Republican Party's chances in the November 6 congressional elections.

Whatever branch of the military the troops are drawn from, they are unlikely to stand at the border with weapons drawn.

A Pentagon spokesman said Monday that while the National Guard troops are supporting Department of Homeland Security personnel on the border, the Defense Department had not been asked to provide additional support.

"Remember the Midterms! So unfair to those who come in legally". Given the sheer number of migrants, it's possible some are criminals - as Trump has also asserted.

Trump has taken to attacking the caravan regularly - both on Twitter and on the campaign trail - firing up his conservative base with the anti-immigration rhetoric that helped get him elected in 2016.

The United Nations estimates that 7,000 people have joined the caravan since it set out from San Pedro Sula, Honduras October 13. But it would nearly certainly invalidate the claims of many applicants who pursued asylum to escape violence back home. A photo slideshow - which includes an image being shared now - said migrants riding on top of trains became vulnerable targets for kidnapping gangs, cartel operatives and corrupt Mexican officials.

"Mexico! Mexico!" the migrants shouted in reply, bathed in sweat under the hot sun of the southern state of Chiapas.

A volunteer greets a group of parents and children from Central America after they arrive at a temporary migrant shelter in El Paso last week.

"To those in the Caravan, turnaround", he wrote.

According to recent reports, a second caravan of at least 1,000 migrants is marching from Honduras into Guatemala.

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

The new caravan reportedly plans to follow in the footsteps of the larger group, who passed through the southern Mexico border over the weekend.

Numerous migrants are fleeing poverty and insecurity in Honduras, where powerful street gangs rule their turf with brutal violence.

It wasn't immediately clear whether the forces would be active duty troops or federalized National Guard.

What will the extra troops do at the border?

Oh, you mean the one where extremist right-wing xenophobes claim that billionaire progressive boogeyman George Soros was passing out cash to encourage migrants to flood the borders of the U.S.?

President Trump has vowed to stop the caravan since it departed, declaring border security a "national emergency", and tweeting on Thursday that he is "bringing out the military" to deal with it. But the company went bankrupt following the destruction of a harvest by a parasite, which drove them to leave. You're going to see a very secure border.

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