Trump praises Mexico for stopping migrant 'caravan'

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"We hope to have National Guard on the ground as soon as possible", she said. "Because of the Trump Administrations actions, Border crossings are at a still UNACCEPTABLE 46 year low".

Trump often focuses on the border, dating back to his campaign promise to build a "big, attractive wall". I'd say it's likely but not sure if they will have bigger or smaller group next year.

The newspaper El Heraldo said in a headline Thursday "U.S. deploys National Guard. tin soldiers".

The Pueblo Sin Fronteras caravan has moved hundreds of people seeking political asylum in the USA or Mexico by foot, bus, truck or cargo train. "Every time the different levels of government have tried to stop the caravans in past years, and they have happened for more than ten years, it has been met with resistance, it backfired", Navarrete Pride said. "Really bad. You look at Kate Steinle you look at so many bad people", he said, referring to a case in which an undocumented man was accused of shooting and killing a woman in San Francisco in 2015.

President Trump tweeted that those in the caravan only want to take advantage of DACA and he threatened to cut off all aid to the Honduran government.

A boy sits awake as Central American migrants traveling with the annual "Stations of the Cross" caravan, sleep at a sports club in Matias Romero, Oaxaca State, Mexico, Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Organized by a group of volunteers called Pueblos Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders, the caravan is meant to help migrants safely reach the United States, bypassing not only authorities who would seek to deport them, but gangs and cartels who are known to assault vulnerable migrants.

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A Border Patrol union spokesman said agents would welcome the extra help.

In West Virginia, Trump again hit the immigration topic hard on Thursday, saying, "We have to have strong borders" and vowed that troops would remain at the border "until we can have a wall". Laws dating back to after the Civil War prevent federal troops from being involved in law enforcement. DACA recipients deserve a permanent solution to their uncertain immigration through providing them permanent residency and, eventually, citizenship.

Trump's series of comments this week directed at Mexico have thrust the countries' relationship into the center of the presidential campaign, where the ruling party is trailing.

In the proclamation authorizing deploying the National Guard, Trump ignores specific data of border crossings, but rather cites general "lawlessness" at the border and specifically argues that the flow of drugs and the gang MS-13 compel him to act.

Mujica reiterated that the point of the caravan was to emphasize the need for legal reforms, draw attention to the migrants' plight and press for more welcoming policies from Mexican authorities.

"We are not bringing any guns", said 32-year-old Karen Gallo, who was traveling with her husband and two children. If she had known it would go only halfway across Mexico, she said, she would have tried to work in Tapachula and save money for the journey. They're not sending you, they're not sending you.

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