World 26-11-2018

Trump threatens to permanently close the border with Mexico

The president of the United States assures that many of the immigrants concentrated in the southern border of his country are "absolute criminals".

US President Donald Trump has threatened to close the border of his country with Mexico permanently "in case of need." The tenant of the White House says that the caravan of migrants from Central America will not enter his country.

"Mexico must move these migrants who carry flags, many of whom are absolute criminals , back to their countries, do it by plane, do it by bus, do it the way you want, but they will not enter the US. If necessary, we will close the border permanently, Congress, finance the wall! ", The president has written on his Twitter account.

On November 25, at least 500 people from the migrant caravan tried to jump the border fence that separates the two countries, so the US security agents resorted to tear gas . The migrants in turn threw stones at the members of the Border Patrol. Mexican media reports that no member of the caravan, consisting of men, women and children , has managed to reach US soil.

The Secretary of the Interior of Mexico, Alfonso Navarrete Prida, has announced that the members of the migrant caravan that broke the police siege and tried to violently break into the United States. they will be deported.

The incident took place at the San Ysidro border crossing, which is the most frequented point of entry to the United States. from Mexico with its 100,000 crosses a day. The passage was temporarily closed after the attempt of massive eruption.

More than 7,000 Central American migrants are seeking asylum in the United States. Mexican authorities have housed some 5,000 of them in a stadium.

Several groups of the caravan left Honduras on October 12, and they were joined by citizens of other nationalities.

The migrants demonstrated in Tijuana (Mexico), across the border the city of San Diego (USA), to request that their asylum applications be processed. The participants in the protests - carrying flags of the United States and Honduras - shouted: "We are not criminals, we are international workers!" .

At the same time they faced protests from residents and the Tijuana authorities.


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