Migrant Caravan: What Happens If It Reaches The US Border?

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Hundreds of USA troops are set to make their way to the southern border to help Homeland Security and the National Guard as a caravan with thousands of migrants pushes north with the goal of crossing into America, a US official confirmed to Fox News on Thursday.

"To those in the Caravan, turnaround, we are not letting people into the United States illegally", Trump tweeted Thursday afternoon. "We are just trying to make our families better".

Additionally, the U.S. is negotiating with Mexico about whether migrants from the caravan could be deported there, regardless of their country of origin. "That's an assault", he said.

The first caravan, which has been estimated at 7,000 to 10,000 mostly Honduran migrants fleeing violence and poverty in their homelands, is now in the town of Huixtla in Chiapas state around 50 km (31 miles) north of the Guatemalan border.

While the president and his predecessors have requested state governors to deploy the National Guard to the border before, as Trump did in April when a smaller migrant caravan tried to cross into the USA, he had warned last weekend that he would send in "the military, not the guard". He called the caravan a "National Emergency".

Governor Abbott confirmed to CBS 11 Tuesday that the two leaders did meet and discuss the issue.

He tagged in Vice President Mike Pence to talk about his call with the president of Honduras, and he said at one point it's "inconceivable there would not be individuals from the Middle East as part of this growing caravan".

On Tuesday, however, the president said there was "no proof of anything" when asked to support his assertion. No one wants to leave their home to go to a place they don't know.

One man from Guatemala says the prices charged by people smugglers have risen sharply since Trump took office, now hovering around $10,000 (9,100 euros), up from about $6,000 a few years ago.

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There already are about 2,000 National Guard troops there under a previous Pentagon arrangement.

Despite raising Trump's ire, thousands of Central American men, women and children seeking to escape violence, poverty and government corruption in their home countries continued their journey toward the distant US border.

He said in another tweet "citizens of countries outside Central America, including countries in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, and elsewhere are now traveling through Mexico toward the U.S".

"It's going to be really frantic", she said.

"Every time you see a Caravan, or people illegally coming, or attempting to come, into our Country illegally, think of and blame the Democrats for not giving us the votes to change our pathetic Immigration Laws!"

The President has accused Democrats, without evidence, of pushing for overrun borders to gain voters in the midterm elections. It's not even saying bad or good, but some real bad ones. "It's not, it's really not", Trump continued.

Parents who have remained in the caravan say they are doing so for their children's futures, and out of fear of the potential dangers that would await them upon return to gang-dominated Honduras.

Some migrants clashed with Mexican police at the Mexico-Guatemala border, hurling stones and other objects as they tried to cross the worldwide bridge.

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