President Trump: “Migrant Caravans a National Emergency”
US President Donald Trump Monday, declaring a massive caravan of immigrants heading to the US border as a national emergency, said the US will cut off or reduce the “massive foreign aid” given to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador after they did not stop the migrants’ trip north.
“I have alerted Border Patrol and Military” that this is a national emergency, Trump said, while calling the movement a national emergency and declaring that the United States “must change laws!”
“Sadly, it looks like Mexico’s Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States,” he added. “Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in.”
The President attacked Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador in another Tweet, saying they were “not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally to the United States. We will now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given to them.”
President Trump blamed Democrats for the caravan, saying they did not allow enough votes to change “our pathetic immigration laws.”
“Every time you see a Caravan, or people illegally coming, or attempting to come, into our Country illegally, think of and blame the Democrats for not giving us the votes to change our pathetic Immigration Laws,” this President said. “Remember the Midterms! So unfair to those who come in legally.”
The Department of Justice must investigate funding behind the massive migrant caravan heading to the US border, and the people traveling from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador won’t be able to make a legitimate asylum claim once they arrive, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said Monday.
“We have got to have the DOJ investigate where the funding is coming from to send these thousands and thousands of people to the US, because that you can use RICO to go after them,” he said on TV Monday. “Asylum claims are not legitimate if they are not made in the, if we’re not the 1st country they come to after leaving their country.”
He added that there were “supposedly” political factors that got the caravan started, and then it too on an “inertia on its own.”
“There is money coming in,” he said. “I’m sure there is some coming from the United States going to help this caravan along. It is building of its own momentum and it will take a very strong President, which we have, to stop it and we’ve got to make clear to Mexico they are not coming in.”
He added that President Donald Trump will take care of the issue, which he has called an invasion.