President Trump announced Monday that the U.S. will cut off “or substantially reducing” foreign aid given to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador because of the approaching migrant caravan.
Mr. Trump said he notified the Border Patrol and the military that the caravan constitutes a national emergency.
He claimed that criminals and “unknown Middle Easterners” are traveling with thousands of migrants.
The group started out in Honduras. Thousands joined as they traveled through Guatemala, swelling the ranks to around 5,000. Though hundreds turned back, thousands of caravan members stormed into Mexico over the weekend and continue to make their way to the U.S.
Mr. Trump continued to blame Democrats for the approaching caravan, arguing they made it impossible to change current “pathetic” immigration laws.