President Trump threatens to turn away thousands of Central Americans as migrant caravan continues north

As thousands of migrants marched north from the Mexico-Guatemala border, President Trump issued a warning to those hoping to eventually cross into the United States.

“Full efforts are being made to stop the onslaught of illegal aliens from crossing our (Southern) Border. People have to apply for asylum in Mexico first, and if they fail to do that, the U.S. will turn them away. The courts are asking the U.S. to do things that are not doable!” the President tweeted Sunday afternoon.

“The Caravans are a disgrace to the Democrat Party. Change the immigration laws NOW!”

The growing crowd had reached about 5,000 by Sunday morning, a massive uptick from previously reported numbers.

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About 640 migrants have applied for asylum in Mexico, according to the Mexican government and the National Migration Institute. Of those, “priority attention” has been given to 164 women, 104 children and elders.

Trump previously threatened to cut aid to Honduras and other nations and to send troops to the Mexican border to prevent the march, which formed on Oct. 13, from entering the U.S.

He also accused the migrants of being “hardened criminals” without any proof and told a reporter to not “be a baby” when asked for evidence.

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