Trump threatens to close US-Mexico border

Posted : 2018-10-22 12:25 Updated : 2018-11-08 15:00
Nuns shake hands through the border fence between Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, during a binational mass in support of migrants and in memory of those who died trying to cross illegally into the U.S., in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, November 3, 2018. Reuters

Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America en route to the United States, hitchhike on a truck along the highway to Arriaga from Pijijiapan, Mexico, October 26, 2018. Reuters

Honduran migrants take part in a caravan towards the United States in Chiquimula, Guatemala on October 17, 2018. A migrant caravan set out on October 13 from the impoverished, violence-plagued country and was headed north on the long journey through Guatemala and Mexico to the US border. President Donald Trump warned Honduras he will cut millions of dollars in aid if the group of about 2,000 migrants is allowed to reach the United States. AFP

Migrants climb on the trailer of a truck as others wait in a line for a ride on the road that connects Tapanatepec with Niltepec, Mexico, as a caravan of Central Americans continues its slow march toward the U.S. border, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. AP

This photo shows a close-up of a man's feet as Honduran migrants heading to the United States rest at the Casa del Migrante (Migrant's House) in Guatemala City on October 17, 2018. AFP

A Central American migrant, part of a caravan trying to reach the U.S., reacts as he waits to apply for asylum in Mexico at a checkpoint in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, October 20, 2018. Reuters

A new group of Central American migrants bound for the U.S border wade in mass across the Suchiate River, that connects Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. AP

Migrants, part of a caravan traveling to the U.S., struggle to cross the river from Guatemala to Mexico in Ciudad Hidalgo and continue to walk in Mexico October 29, 2018. Reuters

A group of Central American migrants cross the Suchiate River aboard a raft made out of tractor inner tubes and wooden planks, on the the border between Guatemala and Mexico, in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. AP

A Honduran migrant, part of a caravan trying to reach the U.S., crosses the Suchiate river with the help of fellow migrants to avoid the border checkpoint in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, October 19, 2018. Reuters

Mateo, a two-year-old boy from Honduras, is led through dense brush by his mother Juana Maria after a group of two dozen people from Central America illegally crossed the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico in Fronton, Texas, U.S., October 18, 2018. Reuters

In this Oct. 31, 2018 photo, Honduran migrant Gerson Noel Rivas shows the tattoo made by fellow migrant Jose Manuel de Jesus Sandoval, at a camp set up by a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants in Juchitan, Mexico. Rivas' tattoo reads in Spanish "Hope," the name of his mother Irma Esperanza Lopez Chacon who is back in Honduras. AP

Migrants, traveling with a caravan of thousands from Central America en route to the United States, hitchhike on a truck along the highway to Juchitan from Santiago Niltipec, Mexico, October 29, 2018. Reuters

Miguel Vargas, a four-year-old migrant boy from Honduras, travelling with a caravan of thousands from Central America en route to the United States, looks out of the window of a bus as he is transported to Juchitan from Santiago Niltipec, Mexico, October 30, 2018. Reuters

Honduran migrants start their day under improvised tents along a bridge that stretches over the Suchiate River, connecting Guatemala with Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, about 5,000 Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border early Sunday in southern Mexico. AP

Migrants bound for the U.S.-Mexico border wait on a bridge that stretches over the Suchiate River, connecting Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. The entry into Mexico via the bridge has been closed. AP

A new group of Central American migrants are met by Mexican Federal Police after the migrants waded in mass across the Suchiate River, that connects Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. AP

A youth calls for calm as he stands in from of a phalanx of Mexican Federal Police in riot gear, after Central American migrants rushed the gate at the border crossing in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Central Americans traveling in a mass caravan broke through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory, defying Mexican authorities' entreaties for an orderly migration and U.S. President Donald Trump's threats of retaliation. AP

Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the US climb the gate of the Guatemala-Mexico international border bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas state, Mexico, on October 19, 2018. Honduran migrants who have made their way through Central America were gathering at Guatemala's northern border with Mexico on Friday, despite President Donald Trump's threat to deploy the military to stop them entering the United States. AFP

A baby is lifted as Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the US, push the gate of the Guatemala-Mexico international border bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas state, Mexico, on October 19, 2018. AFP

Migrants receive medical attention for blisters as they arrive to rest with a caravan of thousands from Central America en route to the United States, in theTapachula city center, Mexico October 21, 2018. Reuters

Honduran men bathe in the Novillero River as a caravan of Central Americans trying to reach the U.S. border halts for a rest day in San Pedro Tapanatepec, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. AP

Central American migrants begin their morning trek facing Pico de Orizaba volcano as part of a thousands-strong caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, upon departure from Cordoba, Veracruz state, Mexico, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. AP

Central American migrants walk along a street after crossing the border with Guatemala, as they continue their journey trying to reach the U.S., in Tapachula, Mexico October 21, 2018. Reuters

Honduran migrants heading to the United States, take a rest at a gas station in Zacapa, Guatemala, on October 16, 2018. AFP

Honduran migrants heading to the United States, rest at a gymnasium of a Catholic church in Chiquimula, Guatemala, on October 16, 2018. - A migrant caravan set out on October 13 from the impoverished, violence-plagued country and was headed north on the long journey through Guatemala and Mexico to the US border. AFP

Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the United States sit on a sidewalk after arriving in Tecun Uman, on the border with Mexico, 257km south of Guatemala City, on October 18, 2018. AFP

Mexican federal police officers speak to a young man at the international border bridge that links Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, with Tecun-Uman, Guatemala, in Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas state, Mexico, on October 18, 2018. AFP

U.S. Border Patrol Agents help men from Central America pass through a barbed wire fence after they were apprehended for illegally crossing into the United States from Mexico in La Joya, Texas, U.S., October 17, 2018. Reuters

Border Patrol agent Eduardo Olmos walks near the secondary fence separating Tijuana, Mexico, background, and San Diego in San Diego. The Tijuana and San Diego border crossing is the world's busiest land border crossing, but also now sees relatively few illegal crossings. AP

Construction workers remove a section of old border fencing during ongoing construction on October 12, 2018 in El Paso, Texas. Border barrier construction continues in the region which sits just north of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. AFP

A view in the early morning in Tijuana, Mexico near the primary border fence that divides Otay Mesa, California(L) and Tijuana(R) on October 28, 2018. AFP

A marker embedded in the pavement marks the border between the United States and Mexico at the San Ysidro border checkpoint between San Diego, Calif., and Tijuana, Mexico. AP

Members of the U.S. Army build a razor wire fence around area for tents near the U.S.-Mexico International bridge, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Donna, Texas. AP

Relatives separated by deportation and immigration embrace as they take part in a brief reunification meeting called "Hugs, No Walls", at the border fence between Mexico and U.S in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico October 13, 2018. Reuters

Border Patrol agents look on as Mexican children hold balloons at the conclusion of the Hugs Not Walls event on the U.S.-Mexico border on October 13, 2018 in Sunland Park, New Mexico. More than 200 families with mixed immigration status living in the U.S. were allowed to reunify with relatives in Mexico for three minutes after Border Patrol briefly opened the border wall to allow the reunions. The event is approved by the U.S. government as families keep their feet on their respective sides of the border. The event is normally held in downtown El Paso but was moved to New Mexico due to new construction of an 18-foot border wall in El Paso. AFP