- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 24, 2019

President Trump said Wednesday Mexico needs to do more to prevent illegal immigrants from getting to the U.S.-Mexico border, and he threatened to use armed soldiers and close the border.

“A very big Caravan of over 20,000 people started up through Mexico. It has been reduced in size by Mexico but is still coming. Mexico must apprehend the remainder or we will be forced to close that section of the Border & call up the Military. The Coyotes & Cartels have weapons,” the president tweeted.

Mexico’s Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border. Better not happen again! We are now sending ARMED SOLDIERS to the Border. Mexico is not doing nearly enough in apprehending & returning,” he continued later.

In a tweet a few hours later, Mr. Trump praised Border Patrol, calling on Mexico and Democrats to take action.

“Can anyone comprehend what a GREAT job Border Patrol and Law Enforcement is doing on our Southern Border. So far this year they have APPREHENDED 418,000 plus illegal immigrants, way up from last year. Mexico is doing very little for us. DEMS IN CONGRESS MUST ACT NOW,” he tweeted.



Last Wednesday, Mr. Trump tweeted that Democrats needed to return to Washington to fix the immigration and border crisis.

“Democrats in Congress must return from their Vacations and change the Immigration Laws, or the Border, despite the great job being done by Border Patrol, will only get worse. Big sections of Wall now being built,” the president tweeted.

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