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President Trump Threatens Nightmare 1,500 Honduran Immigrants Marching to U.S.

President Trump Threatens Nightmare 1,500 Honduran Immigrants Marching to U.S.

Despite the show of force, senior Mexican government officials say they won't use force against migrants.

Our southern neighbors have increased their federal police presence at the border with Guatemala by 500 additional officers.

He later thanked Mexico for sending police and riot gear to the Mexico-Guatemala border, saying that the USA looks forward to working with the country. Those who do so will be held "at a migratory station" for up to 45 business days.

Trump, who ran in 2016 promising to tighten USA immigration laws end the inflow of people entering the country illegally, has called for cutting off foreign aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador if they do not stop the migrants.

Mr Trump made the threat in a series of tweets, where he described the movement of migrants as an "assault on our country" by Central American nations, led by the Democratic Party. The last migrants of the caravan are expected to arrive later on Friday, migrants said. A complicated mix of pressures are weighing on Mexican officials as they decide how to handle the matter.

"Just today, the Mexican government, and this is a very important step, requested the intervention of the United Nations, the Office of the High Commissioner on Refugees, to help Mexico review any asylum claims from the members of the caravan", he said.

Mexico has rushed to contain the situation.

Honduran migrants wait outside the border between Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, om Friday.

Trump did not detail his military threat, nor his comments on the trilateral trade deal. He also appeared to threaten a revamped trade deal with Mexico and Canada.

At least five US states later refused to send the troops amid an outcry over a policy to separate migrant children from their parents, since discontinued.

Mexico's ambassador to Guatemala said his country had chose to enforce a policy of "metered entry" in the face of the thousands clamoring to cross.

Manelich also blamed people who were not part of the caravan for attacking police with powerful firecrackers and rocks.

The Honduran migrant caravan was sparked by the poverty and insecurity in the Central American country, wracked by gang and drug-related violence.

Though it began with just a couple hundred Hondurans headed for the United States, the support flowing in from leftist organizers and funders has grown this new caravan of hopeful immigrants into the thousands. So that makes any global policy negotiations tricky.

Last year, the United States gave Honduras some £138.92million ($181m) in aid to finance security, anti-drug trafficking and poverty reduction programmes, according to the Washington Office for Latin America.

"It is a plan that we have, that anyone who wants to work in Mexico will have a work visa", he said.

"We are going to the United States!" he shouted euphorically.