Migrants wake, walk and reject Trump's Twitter attacks

Migrants wake, walk and reject Trump's Twitter attacks

Migrants wake, walk and reject Trump's Twitter attacks

President Donald Trump vowed to begin curtailing aid to Central American nations and called a caravan of migrants bound for United States a national emergency.

Trump also claimed on Monday morning that "Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in" the caravan, prompting him to alert Border Patrol and the USA military that "this is a National Emergy".

In another tweet, he blamed Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador for not stopping people from leaving their countries. "We will now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given to them", Trump wrote in a series of Twitter posts.

US President Donald Trump, in turn, signaled his readiness to send any number of troops to the border with Mexico to stop the migrants from crossing.

It was clear though that more migrants were continuing to join the caravan.

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

Mexico, which has refused Trump's demands that it pay for a border wall between the countries, tries to walk a fine line between showing solidarity with the Central American migrants and responding to Washington's demands to control its borders.

One of the group's organizers, Rodrigo Aveja, told the Washington Post he believes there are "at least 5,600 now, and we expect more to join us" as the group reached almost double the size of the caravan that moved through Central America and Mexico in the spring. As they left the city and crossed a highway, Mexican drivers honked their horns in support. "Cutting those programs indiscriminately - those benefit us as well".

The U.S. has spent almost $200 million in foreign aid this year for the three countries Trump listed in his tweet - Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. By next year, those sums were projected to fall to $69 million for Guatemala, $66 million for Honduras and $46 million for El Salvador - a reduction of nearly 40 percent for the three nations. "There's no food. We've only eaten because Guatemalans have been good to us", said a man named Samuel, who only gave his first name for fear of retribution at home.

"It is very hard because the heat from the sun is getting us exhausted", migrant Luis Puerto told The Associated Press.

Do you have any ideas what the president is talking about when he says there are unknown Middle Easterners mixed in with the caravan. "Our strength is greater than Trump's threats". The others returned home, tried to sneak into the United States or were deported by the USA or Mexico.

Earlier this year, a smaller caravan made its way to Tijuana, where more than 200 people presented themselves at the border and applied for asylum in the United States.

"No one is capable of organizing this many people".

"Donald Trump can say what he wants". I just don't think it's the right way to approach it.

"I've heard a lot of news about Donald Trump and I hear that he's not going to help our country if we keep coming", Franco said.

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