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Yet another migrant caravan is making its way north from Central America, setting the stage for a repeat clash at the U.S. border. As before, the government of Mexico is largely shrugging it off — but President Trump just blasted that country for failing to do its part.
“Mexico is doing NOTHING to stop the Caravan which is now fully formed and heading to the United States,” Trump posted to Twitter on Saturday.
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He was referring to hundreds of migrants who recently set out from Honduras, who according to Reuters are following nearly 1,000 others who are about a day ahead of them.
That mass of people almost certainly has their sights set on entering the U.S., which means first crossing into Guatemala and then into Mexico.
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“We stopped the last two – many are still in Mexico but can’t get through our (Border Patrol) Wall, but it takes a lot of Border Agents if there is no Wall. Not easy!” Trump blasted.
His frustration with Mexico isn’t unfounded. As the widely-respected Reuters news wire explained, Mexican officials have fallen far short of their promises to ramp up security along the country’s own southern border.
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A program that involved wrist bands with bar-codes to track who was authorized to enter Mexico was lauded by the government, but quickly ignored.
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“The road today was open,” one of the Honduran migrants told Reuters. “They didn’t give us bracelets or anything, they just let us pass through Mexico migration.”
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