Trump Warns Mexico: Caravan Migrants 'Are Not Coming into the USA'
President piles pressure on Mexico to take responsibility for the crisis
President Donald Trump has issued a stern warning to Mexico, urging the country to deal with the thousands of caravan migrants currently flooding Tijuana, as they will not gain entry to the United States.
On Monday, Trump told the Mexican government to send the Central American migrants back to their countries of origin.
“Mexico should move the flag-waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
“Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it any way you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A.”
As Neon Nettle earlier reported, hundreds of migrants stormed the US-Mexico border at the San Ysidro Port of Entry on Sunday.
American officials were forced to use tear gas and rubber bullets to defend the crossing between Tijuana and San Diego from an illegal invasion by violent rock-throwing migrants.
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According to Breitbart, one camp in Tijuana currently holds around 5,000 migrants while the Trump administration is urging the Mexican government to keep them from the border.
Despite heightened tensions there, Mexico said they would not send military forces to control the total of around 7,500 migrants currently amassed at the U.S.-Mexico border, with thousands of additional migrants also expected to soon arrive in Tijuana.
“Would be very SMART if Mexico would stop the Caravans long before they get to our Southern Border,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday.
Would be very SMART if Mexico would stop the Caravans long before they get to our Southern Border, or if originating countries would not let them form (it is a way they get certain people out of their country and dump in U.S. No longer). Dems created this problem. No crossings!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2018
Trump is reportedly working on a deal with the Mexican government to keep migrants in Mexico while they await asylum claims, instead of allowing into the United States.
The incoming Mexican administration, however, denied that they are putting that kind of policy in place.
The president is putting more pressure on Mexico, warning that he might close the southern border “permanently” if necessary.
Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries. Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A. We will close the Border permanently if need be. Congress, fund the WALL!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2018
He also demanded that Congress fund his promised wall proposed for the border.
Funding for the Department of Homeland Security expires on December 7.