Overcoming the long-standing threat, President Trump has moved this weekend to cut direct aids to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, whose citizens flee from the north and dominate US resources – including part of organized caravans that the White House warned eventually led to the closure of the entire southern border with Mexico.
The dramatic step comes just days after Mexican Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez Cordero warned ominously that the "mother of all caravans" could soon come from the three countries. 19659003] "We have information that a new caravan is being formed in Honduras, which they call the" mother of all caravans, "and think there may be more than 20,000 people," Sanchez Cordero said on Wednesday. A much smaller group of about 40 migrants are left over the weekend, and a separate caravan of nearly 2,500 people is currently passing through Mexico.
A former Interior Minister, JHS Johnson, confessed Saturday that America had a "crisis" on the southern border, and that the number of fears exceeded anything he had encountered during his ministry during the time of former President Barack Obama. more than $ 1
On Saturday, the State Department put these words into action and informed Congress that it would seek to discontinue the 2017 and 2018 payments to the three nations that were home to some of the migrant caravans who crossed Mexico through
In tweets published on Saturday, Trump blames the Democrats and Mexico about border issues and beyond, saying progressives are only interested in changing internal demographic conditions to provide more liberal voters. we are correcting our weak and very stupid Democrats inspired by immigration laws, "Trump said on Saturday." In less than an hour and after the vote, the problem will be resolved. But the Demons are not interested in the crime, they do not want any victory for Trump and the Republicans, even for the US! "19659003 As for the role of Mexico, he writes:" Mexico must use its very strong immigration laws stop the thousands of people trying to enter the US Our detention facilities are overtaken and we will not accept more illegal people The next step is to close the border This will also help us stop the flow of drugs from Mexico! "
This move comes when Trump, acquitted after the conclusion of the Romania's unity with special adviser Robert Mueller promised to protect the borders and stop arriving caravans during the fiery rally. earlier in the week.
When reporters asked Trump on Friday what could lead to a border closure, he said, "It may mean all the trade" with Mexico, and added, "We will shut him up for a long time." For more than two years, Trump has promised to build a long, impenetrable wall along the border to stop illegal immigration, although Congress does not want to secure the money he needs. During the new group of migrants to the north, he gave a specific timetable and proposed a border visit within the next two weeks.
Significant closures can have a particularly strong impact on cross-border communities from Sa n Diego to South Texas, as well as supermarkets selling Mexican, factories that rely on imported parts and other US businesses
The United States and Mexico are trading around 1.7 billion dollars a day, according to the US Chamber of Commerce, according to which closing the border will be an "unlimited economic failure" that will threaten 5 million US jobs.
Senate Democrat Bob Menendez, the senate's foreign affairs commissioner, said on Saturday that the aid to Central America was interrupted, saying "foreign aid is not charity, it contributes to our strategic interests and finances initiatives , which protect US citizens. " 19659003] A group of Democrats visiting El Salvador condemned the administration's decision to cut relief for the region. "When we visit El Salvador, we appreciate the importance of US aid to Central America to address the root causes of family and child migration, we are extremely disappointed at the learning that President Trump intends to abolish aid for the region," said five MEPs, including the Republic of Elliot L. Engel o. in New York, who chairs the Committee on Foreign Affairs. "The President's approach is completely unproductive."
The Trump administration threatened to cut or cut off US aid to Central America. Congress has not approved most of the proposed redundancies, but a report by the Congress Research Service said that any change in funding would depend on what Congress did.
Shortly after the wide border closure, Homeland Security Secretary Kerstin Nielsen said the United States could close down certain entry ports to redirect staff to help the parents process and children. Ports of entry are official crossings that are used by residents and commercial vehicles.
Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico's secretary of foreign affairs, writes that his country "does not act on threats," and is "the best neighbor" the US could have.
Alejandra Mier y Teran, Managing Director of the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce in San Diego, said that only the threat of border closure sends a wrong message to the Mexican business and eventually can to frighten companies to turn to Asia
"I think the impact will be absolutely devastating on so many fronts," said Miert Terran, whose members rely on Otay Mesa's intersection for the introduction of televisions, medical devices and a wide range of products in the US "In terms of long-term This is sending a message to other countries that: "Do not come because our borders can not work at any time." This is extremely scary and dangerous. "
Griff Jenkins and Associated Press contributed to this report.