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Trump makes border closure menace

He wishes Mexico to halt migrant caravan headed for US; says he’ll ship in military
WASHINGTON • President Donald Trump has threatened to deploy the military and shut the southern US border if Mexico does not halt a caravan of Central America migrants heading north, elevating the hazard of massive disruptions to commerce.

Stretching nearly 3,200km, the US-Mexican border is probably going one of many busiest on the planet, processing 1000’s of commuters every day and much of the half a trillion {dollars} of annual commerce between Mexico and america.

“I have to, inside the strongest of phrases, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught – and if unable to take motion I will title up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!” Mr Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

Plenty of thousand Honduran migrants moved this week by way of Guatemala, and some had been attempting to cross to Mexico on Thursday, native media talked about. Some hope to in the end enter the US to flee violence and poverty.

Mexico’s authorities talked about it had sought assist from the United Nations refugee firm to deal with migrants claiming refugee standing at Mexico’s southern border.

Yesterday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was to satisfy Mexico’s officers along with outgoing President Enrique Pena Nieto, Abroad Minister Luis Videgaray and Mr Marcelo Ebrard, the designated worldwide minister of President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Mr Lopez Obrador, who takes office in December, talked about inside the northern metropolis of Saltillo on Thursday that he believed “an settlement might be reached” on the migration concern. “We’ll cope with our relationship with the US authorities,” he talked about. “It’s essential to have a relationship of friendship.”Mr Trump suggested a political rally in Montana on Thursday he wished “to thank the Mexican authorities because of they’re stopping it hopefully sooner than it ever will get to Mexico”.

Mr Videgaray talked about his authorities had requested the UN Extreme Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to help course of the migrants to make sure transparency, and so that Mexico might tackle a “elevated amount of requests”.

“Shortly, UNHCR might help the Mexican authorities to hunt out places to settle (migrants) inside or outdoor Mexico for these granted refugee standing, nevertheless that hasn’t been outlined with UNHCR however,” he talked about.Inside the caravan, Central American migrants hiked from Honduras by way of muddy jungle and residential streets, some toting infants along with backpacks, Reuters photos current.

In Guatemala Metropolis, the place migrant shelters full of people, waves of people departed at daybreak on roads leading to Mexico. The closest border is about 177 km away.

There are no official estimates of the size of the group.Illegal immigration is extra prone to be a excessive concern inside the Nov 6 congressional elections inside the US and Mr Trump claimed migrants inside the caravan had been being utilized by his political opponents. “Some large money has been passing to people to come back again as a lot as attempt to get to the border by Election Day,” he talked about, with out giving proof.

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