Trump's making the migrant caravan a political issue. Here are the facts

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Thousands of Central American migrants hoping to reach the US were deciding Monday whether to rest in a southern Mexico town or resume their arduous walk through Mexico as President Donald Trump rained more threats on their governments.

While no specific group has said it's responsible for organizing the current caravan, Pueblo Sin Fronteras, founded in 2010, has led asylum-seeking migrants through Central America for more than 15 years, most recently in April - another caravan that drew ire from Trump. "If he doesn't repent, he's going to hell".

The State Department says that they are concerned that these migrants may be victimized by human smugglers or others who would exploit them. I have alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emergy (sic).

Over the weekend, President Trump again threatened to seal off the border if Central American countries or Mexico couldn't control the flow north.

He added that the USA would begin "cutting off, or substantially reducing aid" to three Central American countries.

The majority of migrants say they are fleeing violence, political instability, and the poor economic conditions of their native homelands. "They will put themselves in that group".

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Mexican officials on Friday, and the president at times last week praised Mexican efforts to keep migrants from advancing past Guatemala.

And as Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale pointed out, those actually covering the caravan completely contradict Trump's claims.

On Monday, President Donald Trump tweeted that he would be ending or "substantially reducing" foreign aid to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

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The migrant caravan heading to the United States from Central America entered Mexico on October 21, and has been moving northward as thousands more migrants have joined the group on their journey. "Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in", he said on Twitter. Over the past few days, the caravan has grown from 4,000 people to 7,000.

Trump also called for an overhaul of USA immigration laws.

Trump offered no evidence that anyone from the Middle East is with the Central American migrants. "Change the immigration laws NOW!" he posted.

Members of the caravan have vowed to press on, despite Trump's threat to close the border to them.

He said the migrants' rights must be protected as they break into Mexico and head north.

"The Mexican government should put the human rights of the caravan members at the heart of the response and not let the U.S. Trump administration's pressure prevent it from fulfilling its worldwide obligations", said Erika Guevara-Rosas, the organization's director for the region.

The migrant caravan, which started out more than a week ago with less than 200 participants, has drawn additional people along the way.

Early this morning, United States President, Donald Trump dropped a bombshell announcement on Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

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