- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 25, 2018

President Trump on Sunday criticized Mexico and Central America for failing to stop the migrant caravans before they arrive, accusing them of trying to “dump” unwanted people in the United States.

“Would be very SMART if Mexico would stop the Caravans long before they get to our Southern Border, or if originating countries would not let them form (it is a way they get certain people out of their country and dump in U.S. No longer,” he tweeted. “Dems created this problem. No crossings!”

His comments come with more than 10,000 people massing on the U.S.-Mexico border seeking economic asylum as part of caravans originating in Central America.

Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin called the caravans a “systematic and planned abuse of our asylum system.”

“President Trump is absolutely right that it begins at the point of origin and that all along the way, all the governments that are helping facilitate it by not drawing a line in the sand in their own country are culpable as well,” said Ms. Malkin on “Fox & Friends.”

Mr. Trump’s Sunday tweet was one of a series that began Saturday on the migrant caravans. He said that the migrants would not be permitted into the country unless and until their applications were approved in court.

• Valerie Richardson can be reached at vrichardson@washingtontimes.com.

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