Caravan migrants turn back at Mexico border

Trump appears to threaten USMCA deal when lashing out at migrant caravan

Several thousand Honduran migrants travelled this week through Guatemala headed to Mexico, with some hoping to cross into the United States to escape violence and poverty in Central America.

As some 3,000 Hondurans made their way through Guatemala, attention turned to Mexico, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to close the U.S. -Mexico border if authorities there fail to stop them - a almost unthinkable move that would disrupt hundreds of thousands of legal freight, vehicle and pedestrian crossings each day.

He said securing the border is "far more important" than trade, including the newly agreed upon USMCA, a trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States. "Hopefully Mexico will stop this onslaught at their Northern Border", Trump wrote.

Trump claimed that "Criminal elements and DRUGS [are] pouring in" and that it is "All Democrats [sic] fault for weak laws!"

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala-A caravan of 3,000 Honduran migrants that has drawn the ire of U.S. President Trump began to mass near Guatemala's border with Mexico, setting up a showdown with Mexican authorities who have vowed to prevent the group from continuing their journey to the U.S.

"We are going to continue, " Navarreto said.

US -bound migrant caravans have been going on for years - with traveling in numbers seen as offering protection from assaults, robberies, even shakedowns by police.

U.S. Representative Michael McCaul, the Republican chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said U.S. border security was a key election issue.

As part of the new agreement, Mexican officials say they have requested the intervention of the UN's Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees to establish shelters along its southern border.

It's important to remember that for Mexico, migration isn't just about people coming into the country, Salazar says.

Mr. Pompeo is expected to meet with Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray, Foreign Secretary-designate Marcelo Ebrard, and departing President Enrique Peña Nieto.

Launched Saturday from Honduras, the caravan reportedly has grown to more than 4,000 people, including whole families and - in some cases - children traveling without their parents.

Mexico's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it needs the United Nations body's help to manage all the refugee applications.

Mexican authorities, in search of a way to satisfy President Trump's demands to deter the migrants without appearing to violate global law, have asked the United Nations to set up a migrant processing center near its southern border.

Trump's been clear about the largest issue we face today.

The first to arrive to the border with Mexico took buses or hitchhiked.

Vigil said he believes Trump is partly to blame for the recent exodus from Honduras because of USA involvement in the country's contested presidential election a year ago.

"It's not in the interest of anybody to have those people make that trip", Gerónimo Gutiérrez, the Mexican ambassador to the USA, told Fox News, noting that "they're frequently tricked by human smuggling organizations". It is not a solicitation to make any exchange in commodities, securities or other financial instruments.

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