(National Sentinel) All Stop: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday that the Trump administration must do whatever it takes in order to stop thousands of migrants heading in a caravan to the United States.

“This is insanity,” Gingrich told Fox News host Laura Ingraham, according to Lifezette. “No country — imagine it was your home, and people down the street said, ‘I like your home. I think I want to come and claim I need refuge.’ And 6,000 people show up to your home and say, ‘I really hope you’ll take care of me.’

“It’s crazy. We ought to adopt a policy that says to the Mexicans, ‘Nobody’s crossing the border. So if you don’t want to stop them coming in from Honduras, they’re going to be in Mexico,’” Gingrich noted further. “And I would do whatever it takes to control the border. Period. End of story.”

A caravan of migrants departed Honduras earlier this week and has since crossed into Guatemala, swelling in size to about 1,300 people as of Wednesday. POTUS Donald Trump had threatened to cut off foreign aid to the Honduran government if it didn’t do anything to stop its citizens from trekking north, though it’s not clear what could have been done.

Migrating to the U.S. in a caravan is the new tactic, however. Hundreds of migrants made their way through Central America and Mexico in April, and while the Mexican government detained some, hundreds arrived at the U.S. border to claim asylum.

On Tuesday, POTUS Trump doubled down on his threat to end foreign aid in a series of tweets.

“We have today informed the countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador that if they allow their citizens, or others, to journey through their borders and up to the United States, with the intention of entering our country illegally, all payments made to them will STOP (END)!”

“Anybody entering the United States illegally will be arrested and detained, prior to being sent back to their country!” Trump added.

Meanwhile, Homan told Ingraham the president should “throw down the gauntlet” and work on pressuring Mexico to do its part in helping to stop the caravan before it even reaches the U.S.-Mexico border.

“But when it comes to this caravan, as I said the last time, the president needs to work on Mexico,” Homan said. “Mexico needs to stop them on their southern border, not issue them transit visas, and turn them around right there at the southern border so they don’t get to the United States.”

Homan added that cutting off aid isn’t necessarily the right answer.

“I mean, we give these countries a lot of aid. But I think that the other issue the president needs to be aware of is [that] the remittances run into the billions of dollars,” Homan said in reference to money made by illegal immigrants that they then send back home to relatives. “These countries get billions of dollars a year from their citizens who live in this country illegally, that send money back to those countries, and that amounts to billions.

“That’s another thing we need to address,” Homan warned.

Americans side with POTUS Trump on the issue of illegal immigration and the border wall he’s proposed.

A CBS Battleground Tracker Poll conducted by YouGov conducted June 21-22 in the midst of media-generated controversies over the Trump administration’s border enforcement policies found that 51 percent believe we should have a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, though supporters are divided on whether it’ll ever be built.

That’s a complete reversal from a March CBS poll in which 60 percent of Americans said they opposed the border wall.

Meanwhile, in the most recent survey, 32 percent say the wall is a good idea and can probably be completed, and 19 percent say it’s a great idea that ought to be pursued even if it fails.

Regarding migrant families who enter our country illegally, 48 percent believe they should be returned to their countries together while 11 percent believe the parents should be arrested and their children detained with them.

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