Another caravan of illegal aliens is on its way from Honduras to the United States. The participants plan to claim asylum, most illigitimately, at the southern border.
President Trump is watching the issue closely and is warning arrests and deportations will be made.
Anybody entering the United States illegally will be arrested and detained, prior to being sent back to their country!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2018
President Trump also urged Republicans to make illegal immigration an issue on the campaign trail just three weeks before voters head to the polls for the 2018 midterm elections.
Hard to believe that with thousands of people from South of the Border, walking unimpeded toward our country in the form of large Caravans, that the Democrats won’t approve legislation that will allow laws for the protection of our country. Great Midterm issue for Republicans!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2018
Republicans must make the horrendous, weak and outdated immigration laws, and the Border, a part of the Midterms!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2018
Yesterday President Trump, backed up by Vice President Mike Pence, threatened to cut aid from Honduras if the government failed to stop the caravan from moving north.
The United States has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2018
Spoke to President Hernandez of Honduras about the migrant caravan heading to the U.S. Delivered strong message from @POTUS: no more aid if caravan is not stopped. Told him U.S. will not tolerate this blatant disregard for our border & sovereignty. https://t.co/d0fOMcpoUi— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) October 16, 2018
During an interview with 60 Minutes over the weekend, President Trump reiterated consequences for illegally crossing into the United States, including child separation.