UPDATED 6:33 AM PT — Mon. Oct. 22, 2018
President Trump has declared that the U.S. will start blocking federal aid to Central American countries for failing to to contain the migrant caravan.
In a tweet Monday, the president said Guatamala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and illegally coming to the U.S.
He continued by saying the U.S. will now begin cutting off or substantially reducing the massive foreign aid routinely given to them.
This comes after the presidents of Honduras and Guatemala met over the weekend. According to the two leaders, over 2,000 people have returned home despite reports claiming the caravan has expanded to at least 5,000 migrants as of Monday.
President Trump also expressed disappoint with Mexico’s government for failing to block thousands of migrants headed toward the U.S. border.
Sadly, it looks like Mexico’s Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States. Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in. I have alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emergy. Must change laws!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2018
The president went on to say you can “blame the Democrats for not giving us the votes to change our pathetic immigration laws.”