President Trump will not be bullied into letting thousands of immigrants pour into the country. As the migrant caravan from Honduras approaches the U.S. southern border, the President has just one message: “turnaround.”
In a tweet sent on Thursday, President Trump addressed the migrant caravan directly, advising them to follow the laws of the United States and apply to come in legally.
“To those in the Caravan, turnaround, we are not letting people into the United States illegally. Go back to your Country and if you want, apply for citizenship like millions of others are doing!” tweeted the President.
President Trump’s rhetoric in recent days has been consistent with his campaign promise to secure the southern border. Earlier this week, he delivered an epic trolling of Obama by posting a speech in 2005 where the former President agreed that the border should be secured.
Then-Senator Obama said of illegal immigration at the time:
We all agree on the need to better secure the border, and to punish employers who choose to hire illegal immigrants. We are a generous and welcoming people here in the United States but those who enter the country illegally and those who employ them disrespect the rule of law and they are showing disregard for those following the law. We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently and lawfully to become immigrants in this country.
As of now, the caravan that began in Honduras has swelled to 14,000 people, some of which are gang members and criminals. According to the DW’s Emily Zanotti, the U.S. military will deploy 800 soldiers to meet the caravan should the people not heed the President’s advice and “turnaround.”