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US Trump Orders DHS to Turn Away Caravan Migrants

22:56  23 april  2018
22:56  23 april  2018 Source:   newsweek.com

Days from U.S. border, migrants in caravan tell their stories

  Days from U.S. border, migrants in caravan tell their stories "We have rights as humans to be safe, and I believe the troops at the border will respect that."MEXICO CITY — The journey north for a group of Central Americans fleeing persecution and violence in their countries is nearing an end, after President Donald Trump's tweets thrust the group into the international spotlight.

President Donald Trump has ordered Department of Homeland Security officials to turn away the roughly 50 immigrants who managed to reach Trump orders DHS not to let immigrant caravans into US | TheHill. President Trump said Monday he's ordered the Department of Homeland Security

President Donald Trump ordered Department of Homeland Security officials to turn away the migrants who reach the border via caravan . John Moore/Getty Images. Trump has continued to blame Mexican officials and the lack of adequate border security—that is, the lack of the "big, beautiful wall"

Central American migrants, moving in a caravan through Mexico, leave Mexico City for Tultepec, in Mexico City, Mexico April 13, 2018. © REUTERS/Edgard Garrido Central American migrants, moving in a caravan through Mexico, leave Mexico City for Tultepec, in Mexico City, Mexico April 13, 2018. President Donald Trump has ordered Department of Homeland Security officials to turn away the roughly 50 immigrants who managed to reach the southern border after traveling in a caravan of nearly 1,500.

In a series of Monday morning tweets, the president said he'd told Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen to block the migrants from entry. "It is a disgrace," he wrote. "We are the only Country in the World so naive! WALL.

"Mexico, whose laws on immigration are very tough, must stop people from going through Mexico and into the U.S.," Trump continued. "We may make this a condition of the new NAFTA Agreement. Our Country cannot accept what is happening! Also, we must get Wall funding fast."

Migrants from caravan start reaching the U.S.-Mexico border

  Migrants from caravan start reaching the U.S.-Mexico border The first migrants from a caravan that sparked the ire of President Donald Trump have started arriving at the US-Mexico border and asking for asylum, advocates say. About 50 Central Americans from the caravan have arrived in Tijuana, Mexico, according to Juventud 2000, an organization that assists migrants in that border city. Of those, about 10 have turned themselves in to US authorities at the border. Others are waiting for a larger contingent from the caravan to arrive before they head north, Juventud 2000 Director Jose Maria Garcia Lara said.

President Donald Trump has ordered Department of Homeland Security officials to turn away the roughly 50 immigrants who managed to reach the southern border after traveling in a caravan of nearly 1,500.

President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he has directed the Department of Homeland Security to block a large group of migrants from Central America seeking to enter the U.S. that have begun arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. “Despite the Democrat inspired laws on Sanctuary Cities

Mexican officials made efforts to break up the caravan earlier this month, stopping the group of migrants—who were traveling together to mitigate some of the dangers typically associated with a journey to the United States-Mexico border—in Oaxaca. The Mexican Foreign Ministry announced that officials had repatriated hundreds of Central Americans, while they allowed others to apply for Mexican asylum.

Trump officials warn of arrests as migrant caravan reaches U.S. border

  Trump officials warn of arrests as migrant caravan reaches U.S. border Hundreds of Central American migrants from a caravan through Mexico reunited in Tijuana on Wednesday and planned to cross into the United States together this weekend, in defiance of threats by President Donald Trump to repel them. 1/4 SLIDES © REUTERS/Edgard Garrido A Central American migrant, moving in a caravan through Mexico and traveling to request asylum in U.

President Donald Trump has ordered Department of Homeland Security officials to turn away the roughly 50 immigrants who managed to reach the southern border after traveling in a caravan of nearly 1,500.

President Donald Trump says he has instructed the Department of Homeland Security to turn migrants arriving at the US-Mexico border in a caravan away . Mr Trump , in a series of two tweets, announced that he had told DHS to do so, and added that he believes the United States is being

A portion of the remaining migrants made it to the border last week, only to be "illegally turned away," according to a spokesperson from Pueblo Sin Fronteras, the immigrant rights group behind the caravan. 

"There have already been cases of people being illegally turned away by border officials when trying to request asylum at the U.S. border," Alex Mensing, the group's spokesperson, told Newsweek on Friday. Others had been "processed" by DHS officials, Mensing said, and the organization plans to keep a close eye on "any abuses" migrants may experience in custody. 

Trump has continued to blame Mexican officials and the lack of adequate border security—that is, the lack of the "big, beautiful wall" he's been pushing for since his campaign—for the caravan, which inspired him to sign an order to deploy National Guard troops to secure the border.

Immigration experts have contended that the reason for the caravan is much more complicated, adding that Trump's rhetoric on the issue ignores the very reason most migrants flee to the U.S. to begin with.

"The biggest flaw in Trump's thinking is that there is nothing illegal or improper about people in fear for their lives asking for protection," Adam Isacson, the director for defense oversight at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), told Newsweek earlier this month. 

"But Trump sees gang members, criminals, people trying to take jobs illegally—to be frank, he sees nonwhite people," Isacson continued. "He’s not seeing people fleeing violence."

Fact check: Trump's misleading claims about 'catch and release' .
The White House has used the term to decry the protections afforded to children and families seeking asylum in the U.S. and complain that the government can't detain asylum seekers indefinitely.The White House said in an April release that the primarily Central American families and children "have been exploiting these weaknesses in our immigration system for years in order to enter and remain in the country," and argued they dodge court dates and deportation orders.

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