A new caravan of immigrants is approaching the U.S. Southern border and President Trump is not happy. Trump issued a threat to Honduras that he will cut off aid to the country if they do not stop the group of 1,600 or more Hondurans heading to the U.S.
According to The Hill:
President Trump on Tuesday threatened to cut off aid to Honduras if its government does not stop a migrant “caravan” from heading north toward the U.S. border.
“The United States has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!” the president tweeted.
The president was responding to reports that a group of 1,600 or more Hondurans hoping to reach the U.S. crossed the border into Guatemala on Monday. Members of the caravan have said they are fleeing poverty and violence in their home country in search of a better life.
The U.S. gave $175 million in aid to Honduras in fiscal 2017, according to the United States Agency for International Development.
The border has been one of Trump’s main issues as a candidate and as president and he continues to stand strong against illegal immigration. It remains to be seen whether Trump’s threat will stop the approaching caravan.