The Department of Homeland Security is closely monitoring the caravan of Central American migrants heading toward the U.S. In a statement, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the agency is focused on rooting out any potential criminals within the caravan. Nielsen said the US is supporting the efforts of Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico as they address the situation.
A massive group of migrants – totaling near 10-thousand at last check – are currently heading north toward the city of Tapachula. For his part, the President is blasting the caravan – online, at his rallies – and in the face of reporters. Taking to Twitter yesterday, President Trump said “full efforts” are being made to stop the migrants from crossing the Southern border.
Saying people need to apply for asylum in Mexico first, he noted that they’ll be turned away if they don't. In a second tweet, Trump called the caravans a disgrace to the Democratic party and urged immigration laws to be changed immediately. This comes as the President has promised to use the military to seal the southern border.