Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Responds to Migrant Caravan — He’s Not Backing Down From US Immigration Law

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As thousands of migrants travel northward from Central America, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated the administration’s refusal to admit illegal immigrants into the United States.

“As President Trump has stated, consistent with U.S. law, the United States will not allow illegal immigrants to enter or remain in the United States,” he said in a press release on Sunday.

“The United States is closely following the migrant caravan, in which thousands of migrants from Honduras and other countries continue to make a dangerous journey through Guatemala and into Mexico,” he said.

“Many migrants are attempting to transit these countries and in the process are violating their sovereignty, their laws, and their procedures.”

His comments came amid news that the migrant caravan reached around 7,000 in number.

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Pompeo expressed concern over potential human smuggling and exploitation, inviting the Mexican government to collaborate with the U.S. and the United Nations’ refugee agency:

We welcome the Government of Mexico’s collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to address refugee and migration issues in the region, including the influx of people arriving in Mexico. The United States stands ready to assist the Government of Mexico in this effort.

After Pompeo’s statement, Trump tweeted a series of messages about the caravan on Monday morning:

Trump said he considered the caravan a national security issue and alerted the military. He also blamed Democrats for inaction on immigration and called for better laws.

“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!” he tweeted.

This isn’t the first caravan the Trump administration confronted. Earlier this year, Trump similarly called for better laws when he confronted a caravan with about 1,000 Central American migrants.

While both Republicans and Democrats have voiced support for a bipartisan immigration deal, they have been unable to reach a compromise on issues like border wall funding and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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Sue
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Sue

I copied this from another post. Very thought provoking. All of a sudden , thousands of Guatemalans decided to walk 1,500 miles !!! Buy a back-pack, arrange for food for 12,000 meals every day for 2 months, Get money for travel expenses, have drinking water for 4,000 people every day X 60 ( that’s 720,000 meals for the trip), get directions for the best route to take, have extra clothes and sanitary items, have medical care available, prepare for rainy days get 4,000 sleeping bags!! If they can cover 25 miles every day, it will take them 60 days to… Read more »

Michael
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Fools on both sides. Enough with the crazy conspiracy theories and wacked out speculating.

Anonymous
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trump has worked this in his favor…I believe he is behind this and is ratings are going up Sure plays into his way to keep everyone riled up and benefit his agenda…please vote and lets get this man out

Anna Sides
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Anna Sides

Obvioulsly, it IS A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT! PRESIDENT TRUMP IS RIGHT TO DO WHATEVER HE HAS TO DO TO PROTECT US! ANTONE WHO THINKS IT IS NOT, MUST BE A LUNATIC! IT IS AN INVASION OF GREAT MAGNITUDE, AND I THINK IT’S TO ASSAULT IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE AT A TIME OUR PRI MARIES ARE HELD, BUT ALSO TO JOIN OTHER MILITANT FORCES IN THE USA!!!

Otis
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Very wise, Wiz! This is an invasion.

Wiz
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Wiz

The method here is obvious. Transport thousands of armed, military age young men along with a hundred or so women and children to the southern US border. The only option the US has is to stop them with military force. The entire purpose of the women and children is sexual use during the “march”, which has to be done via vehicles since even those highly trained in the Middle East can keep up a forced march of 20 to 30 miles a day for 100 days (how long it would take to get here from Honduras) let alone women and… Read more »

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