Migrant caravan must walk as Mexico ignores demand for buses

Migrant caravan must walk as Mexico ignores demand for buses

Migrant caravan must walk as Mexico ignores demand for buses

"We'll go up to anywhere between 10,000 and 15,000 military personnel on top of Border Patrol, ICE and everybody else at the border".

In recent days, he has sought to present as a threat to the United States a large group of migrants from Central America who have left poverty and violence at home and are heading slowly through Mexico toward the USA border.

The caravan is comprised of more than 3000 Central Americans that are almost 1,000 miles from the USA border with Mexico as they travel by foot.

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that as many as 15,000 soldiers could be dispatched to the US-Mexican border to stop what he described as risky groups of immigrants.

Now there are 2,100 National Guard helping at the border.

Reported by the Wall Street Journal, a total of 5,000 troops will be deployed to the southwest border by the USA military.

Weslaco Station agents working near the border town of Hidalgo, Texas, encountered one large group of migrants on Tuesday evening.

"We do this following storms, we do this in support of the Department of Homeland Security".

A caravan that reached Oaxaca in Mexico was around 4,000 people, a drop from an earlier count of 5,000, and still 900 miles away from the U.S.

He has ramped up the rhetoric daily ahead of next Tuesday's midterm congressional elections, accusing the opposition Democrats of wanting to throw open the borders to floods of "tough people", "rapists" and other types of threats. But many migrants are unaware of that guidance, and official border crossings have grown increasingly clogged. The caravan originated in that country as many are trying to flee its pervasive poverty and violence.

The announcement that the active-duty contingent may be more than doubled to 15,000 soldiers means the troop level would match the same number of American occupation troops in Afghanistan and triple the number of troops in Iraq.

Just 24 hours later, Trump thrust new uncertainty into the picture, catching the Pentagon by surprise.

Defense Secretary James Mattis pushed back against that assertion by critics Wednesday, telling reporters, "We don't do stunts".

As part of that effort, the president has amplified concerns about the migrant caravan, which largely consists of individuals from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

As you might expect, migrants we talk to in Mexico insist they are honest, hard-working people desperate for a safer place with a better economy to provide for their families and improve their lives. He and other Republicans say that the right has a loophole incentivizing people to come illegally into the United States to have children.

"We have a lot of tents", Trump said.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders pointed out that Trump "was also asked to come by some" and insisted that he'd gone to "represent the country in this moment". Mexican Interior Secretary Alfonso Navarrete Prida said about 2,300 of them so far have applied to stay in Mexico under a government plan, and hundreds more have accepted assisted repatriation. He also claimed on October 29 that he plans to end birthright citizenship by Executive Order, a move many lawyers believe would be unconstitutional.

Trump then took another shot at the caravan.

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