Mexican Immigration Authorities Say They Plan on Disbanding Caravan of Illegal Aliens by Wednesday After Trump Hammers Mexico on Twitter

President Trump unleashed a tweetstorm Sunday morning which continued into Monday, warning Mexico about the ‘caravan’ army of over 1,200 illegal aliens from Central America marching their way through Mexico to the U.S. border where they will either seek asylum or illegally cross the border.

Monday evening, embedded Buzzfeed reporter, Adolfo Flores reported the Mexican immigration authorities said they are planning on disbanding the caravan of illegal aliens by Wednesday in Oaxaca.

 

Flores tweeted: Mexican immigration authorities said they plan on disbanding the Central American caravan by Wednesday in Oaxaca. The most vulnerable will get humanitarian visas.

Part two: Everyone else in the caravan, which has traveled through Mexico for days from Chiapas, will have to petition the Mexican government for permission to stay in the country or will have to leave.

Part three: JO Rodríguez, a federal delegate with INM, told me this was not in response to Trump speaking out against the caravan. “Mexico is acting without pressure to find a solution to this problem.”

Update: Defiant caravan organizers plan to march ahead: Gina Garibo, an organizer with Pueblos Sin Fronteras, said the caravan was not over. They will continue to travel towards the US with asylum seekers.

“We will continue,” Garibo said. “We have to follow through with our promise.”

Buzzfeed reporter Adolfo Flores also tweeted: “At the end of the day these people have the right to ask for asylum,” Garibo said.

President Trump has not only been slamming our ridiculous immigration laws, he has been putting tremendous pressure on Mexico.

Mexican immigration authorities claiming their decision to disband the caravan was not in response to Trump’s fury is laughable.

Congress must act quickly to get our immigration laws under control. Obama’s dangerous ‘catch and release’ policy caused asylum applications to explode.

On Sunday Trump threatened to stop Mexico’s cash cow:

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen also spoke out on Twitter Monday afternoon about the illegal migrant caravan moving through Mexico to the United States. Nielsen said she is working with the Mexican government and is ‘exploring all options’.

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