As he continued to complain about weak border laws and how Mexico economically takes advantage of America, Trump eventually said that Mexican authorities have stopped the caravans from Honduras during their approach to the border.
Earlier this week, he threatened to dismantle the North American Free Trade Agreement if Mexico doesn't reduce the flow of immigrants coming across the southern U.S. border. The statement makes no mention of any enforcement actions in the previous years and revealed that this year they are offering asylum to those who qualify.
In his tweets, Trump has criticized Mexico for what he saw as its failure to stop migration, as well as bashed former President Barack Obama for what Trump viewed as his failings on immigration policy.
President Trump says Mexico can stop caravans of people entering the country.
Pueblo Sin Fronteras, said, in a statement, "The unprecedented number of people who have joined the current refugee caravan and the high percentage of people fleeing Honduras in the group are the result of multiple political crises in the region provoked in large part by the policies of the USA government".
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Mexico routinely stops and deports Central Americans, sometimes in numbers that rival those of the United States. "They must stop them at their Northern Border, which they can do because their border laws work, not allow them to pass through into our country, which has no effective border laws".
Bogged down by logistical problems, large numbers of children and fears about people getting sick, the caravan was always meant to draw attention to the plight of migrants and was never equipped to march all the way to the U.S. border. He said the group did not expect to reach the US border for three more weeks.
The "Viacrucis Migrante 2018" under the banner, "Migrantes en la Lucha" (Migrants in the struggle), which primarily includes people from Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala, began their trip on Palm Sunday to escape "dangers such as extortion, robbery, murder, sexual assault, torture and deportation".
"It is not this government's responsibility to make immigration decisions for the United States or any other country, so it will be up to the appropriate authorities of the United States to decide whether to authorize the entry of the caravan participants to USA territory", the statement said. Cash cow Nafta is in play, as is foreign aid to Honduras and the countries that allow this to happen.
"Under no circumstances does the government of Mexico promote irregular migration", the statement said. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray responded indirectly on Sunday, tweeting, "Every day Mexico and the U.S. work together on migration throughout the region".
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"We will act with complete sovereignty in enforcing our laws", he said Monday. Beta officers have the delicate task of protecting migrants without encouraging them.
Those who make it to the United States rarely succeed in winning asylum.
Andrade said members of his organization tried to accompany a caravan of migrants in 2014, but it became "infiltrated" by organized crime. If Mexico really intended on sending the caravan's migrants back home, then they could have deployed real police units to do so. Adding to the difficulties, Andrade said, caravans arriving at the US border cause problems in those communities as an influx of migrants taxes scarce resources in the shelters there. Trump spoke about renegotiating NAFTA and building a border wall that would produce solar power during the rally.
Some members of Congress said they were uncomfortable with the idea of using the military at the border.
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