Migrant Caravan Stopped Well Before Trump's Promise to Militarize US Border

Trump says he will send troops to southern border until his promised wall is built

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he is meeting with Defence Secretary James Mattis to discuss a proposal for the military to secure the country's border with Mexico.

Last week, Trump suggested that money designated for military spending could be used to fund the wall that would stretch hundreds of miles from California to Texas. By Monday caravan had reached the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.

Trump spoke out on Twitter as a caravan of immigrants travels toward the United States border; National Border Patrol Council president Hector Garza and immigration attorney Francisco Hernandez weigh in on 'The Ingraham Angle'.

He also blamed ex-President Obama and Congressional Democrats for what he said were weak immigration laws.

The US leader has spent three days attacking the Mexican government for failing to block the estimated 1,500 people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador from walking north towards the border.

He said if the "caravan" reaches the U.S. border "our laws are so weak and so pathetic.it's like we have no border".

At that time, officials also emphasized that the Guard forces would not be working on the front lines or interacting with people crossing the border.

Obama's move came at a moment of heightened political tension over border security, with prominent Republicans including John McCain, the Arizona senator, anxious about drug cartel violence and demanding enhanced measures, as tighter security in California increasingly led migrants to find entry points to the east. Officials complain that many children never show up at their hearings.

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Mr Erdogan also said that Turkey would do "what is necessary" if the Iraqi operation in Sinjar failed. The goal of the meeting was to mend relations between Turkey and the EU.

"We don't know what President Trump is talking about when he says that Honduras doesn't do anything" to stop illegal immigration, said presidential spokesman Ebal Diaz, according to Reuters.

Trump on Tuesday also emphasized his willingness to pull American troops out of Syria, telling reporters, "I want to get out".

"Congress has to step up and do more, making sure we do everything we can to protect the people of this country".

Trump's past calls to use the "nuclear option" - changing the Senate rules to require a simple majority of 51 votes to override a rule instead of 60- have been repeatedly dismissed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who argues Republicans will welcome the filibuster if they return to being the Senate minority.

Trump also insisted he'd make Mexico pay for the construction.

These "Stations of the Cross" migrant caravans have been held in southern Mexico for at least the last five years. Under current law, unaccompanied children from countries that don't border the US are turned over to the Department of Health and Human Services and undergo often lengthy deportation proceedings before an immigration judge instead of being immediately deported. "We seek to to become one collective, supporting each other shoulder to shoulder and demonstrating that by uniting we can abolish borders".

He tweeted earlier for the third day about the "caravan" of migrants heading north from Central America. The current march is scheduled to end this month with a conference on migration issues in the central Mexican state of Puebla.

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