(National Sentinel)Â Not Even Kidding: As Central American countries and Mexico continue to allow their citizens to flock north to the United States in caravans, even assisting in the effort, so they can be rid of their poverty, POTUS Donald Trump is throwing down an economic gauntlet.
On Tuesday, the president warned Honduras that if the country continued to push its migrants off on the U.S., he would cut off all federal aid.
â€œThe United States has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!â€ Trump wrote on Twitter.
The United States has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2018
The Honduran caravan has alreadyÂ crossedÂ into Guatemala. Not only that but it is increasing in size, growing from about 160 people to an estimated 2,000 by Monday, The Associated Press reported.
Members of the caravan began their journey north just a few hours after Vice President Mike Pence urged leaders in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala to prevent their citizens from heading to the U.S.
“Tell your people: Donâ€™t put your families at risk by taking the dangerous journey north to attempt to enter the United States illegally,â€ heÂ saidÂ last week in Washington, D.C.
Current U.S. law allows anyone who arrives at the U.S. border to claim asylum.
POTUS has blamed mostly Democrats for refusing to change U.S. immigration laws, which many see as a critical midterm issue.
â€œWe have the dumbest laws in history, and itâ€™s because of the Democrats,â€ heÂ saidÂ on Monday, â€œbecause they want to have these laws that way.â€
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