President Trump vowed to “cut off all aid” to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador this week over news of an additional migrant caravan developing in Central America; saying the three countries have been “taking advantage of the US for years.”
“Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are doing nothing for the United States but taking our money. Word is that a new Caravan is forming in Honduras and they are doing nothing about it. We will be cutting off all aid to these 3 countries – taking advantage of U.S. for years!” tweeted the President.
…..Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are doing nothing for the United States but taking our money. Word is that a new Caravan is forming in Honduras and they are doing nothing about it. We will be cutting off all aid to these 3 countries – taking advantage of U.S. for years!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2018
The President’s comments come as the Los Angeles Times warned of an additional ‘migrant caravan’ developing in Honduras Friday; saying the 15,000 person group was poised to depart the region January 15th.
LA TIMES: Another 15,000 Person ‘Migrant Caravan’ to Leave Honduras January 15th
Another “migrant caravan” is preparing to leave Honduras in the coming weeks; with officials saying the 15,000 person group is ready to depart Central America and head for the United States’ southern border.
According to the Los Angeles Times, “Another migrant caravan — this one estimated at 15,000 people — is preparing to leave Honduras on Jan. 15.”
“Meanwhile, thousands of Central American migrants from a caravan that left Honduras in October remain stranded at the U.S.-Mexico border and languishing in crowded Tijuana shelters while they wait out a lengthy process to file asylum requests with the United States,” adds the Times.
President Trump threatened to completely “close” the southern border Friday; saying Democrats need to fully fund his border wall to re-open the federal government and pass a bipartisan budget agreement.
Read the full report at the Los Angeles Times.
PANIC IN EL PASO: City Officials Warn of Impending ‘CRISIS’ as ICE Releases 1,600 Migrants
City officials in El Paso, Texas are warning of an impending “crisis” in the region; confirming local charities and non-profit organizations are increasingly strained as federal authorities release upwards of 1,600 migrants onto city streets.
“The incoming congresswoman of the Texas border city of El Paso is warning of an imminent ‘crisis’ as local officials and charities scramble to accommodate at least 1,600 migrants dropped off there by federal authorities in recent days,” writes CBS News.
“We have these teams coming in to play in our Sun Bowl this weekend and the hotels are booked,” said incoming congresswoman Veronica Escobar. “We’re facing a real crisis coming up … to find places for all of these (migrant) families.”
ICE released an official statement this week saying the agency was forced to release the migrants to comply with a federal “timeframe” dictating the duration a family could be detained by federal authorities.
Read the full report at CBS News.