Trump Says DHS Has Been Instructed to Halt Immigrant 'Caravans'

Trump says Mexico needs to help the U.S. in preventing illegal border crossings

After multiple reports of caravans that were carrying up to 1,500 people from Central and South America heading for America, President Trump said Monday that he had instructed the Department of Homeland Security to stop the caravans and not allow them to be admitted into the U.S.

In a pair of tweets sent Monday afternoon, Trump expressed frustration with Democrats who have sought to combat the president's immigration policies. 

Despite the Democrat inspired laws on Sanctuary Cities and the Border being so bad and one sided, I have instructed the Secretary of Homeland Security not to let these large Caravans of people into our Country. It is a disgrace. We are the only Country in the World so naive! WALL 

In a second tweet sent a few minutes later, Trump expressed frustration with Mexico's immigration and said they needed to help.  

Mexico, whose laws on immigration are very tough, must stop people from going through Mexico and into the U.S. 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.

Some groups in the caravan heading for the U.S. decided to stop in Mexico and remain there instead of continuing onto the border. 

The president campaigned on immigration, promising to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico and renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement - also known as "NAFTA" between Canada, Mexico and the United States. 

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