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Trump Threatens To Call US Military To Close Southern Border

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They’re coming. A 4,000-strong migrant caravan is pushing north through Central America. Their destination: the US border.

In anticipation, President Trump early this morning threatened to call on the US military to close the southern border.

From Fox News:

President Trump warned Thursday he will “call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER” with Mexico if officials there don’t stop the northward flow of a growing migrant caravan that’s swelled in size to about 4,000 people.

The president’s latest threat against the caravan that originated in Honduras – and which is heading to the U.S. in a bid to escape Honduras’ poverty and violence – comes as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading to Central America to talk with leaders about the issue.

“I am watching the Democrat Party led (because they want Open Borders and existing weak laws) assault on our country by Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, whose leaders are doing little to stop this large flow of people, INCLUDING MANY CRIMINALS, from entering Mexico to U.S.,” Trump tweeted Thursday morning.

He added: “In addition to stopping all payments to these countries, which seem to have almost no control over their population, I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught – and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!”

The caravan, estimated to contain around 4,000 people, is inching Thursday toward the Mexico-Guatemala border, where Mexican officials have sent 500 additional federal police officers ahead of its arrival, NBC News reported, citing U.S. government documents.

Mexico has said anyone with travel documents and the correct visa will be allowed to pass and others can apply for refugee status, but also warned that those who try to cross in an “irregular manner” could be detained and deported, according to the Associated Press.

The news agency added that none of the migrants it spoke to who are making the journey were carrying passports, signaling a looming showdown with Mexican border officials in the coming days.

The 4:35 am tweet from Trump is sure to send Democrats into a tizzy.

What do you think? Should Trump follow up on his threat to use the US military to close the border if the caravan isn’t stopped?

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