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Trump Blames Mexico, Democrats for Migrant Caravan

Central American migrants walk along the highway near the border with Guatemala as they continue their journey trying to reach the U.S., in Tapachula, Mexico, October 21, 2018. (Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters )

President Trump continued to condemn Democrats and the Mexican government Monday, blaming them for the progress of a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants headed for America’s southern border.

 

The caravan has grown in the past few days to as many as 7,000 refugees, including families with small children, in a line over a mile long. The group, most fleeing violence and poverty in crime-ridden Honduras, is making its way deeper into Mexico after failed efforts to stop them by Mexican police in riot gear.

Trump also repeated a threat to cut aid to Central American countries over their failure to contain the flood of illegal immigrants to the U.S.

He said Sunday that “full efforts” are ongoing to stop the “onslaught of illegal aliens.”

Mexican resident Enrique Peña Nieto promised last week to stop the group from crossing the U.S. border illegally. Mexico has requested humanitarian aid from the United Nations to help deal with the migrants.

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