President Donald Trump took credit for the breakup of a migrant caravan of Central Americans making their way through Mexico bound for the U.S. border, in a Thursday tweet.
The Caravan is largely broken up thanks to the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them so as not to cause a giant scene at our Border. Because of the Trump Administrations actions, Border crossings are at a still UNACCEPTABLE 46 year low. Stop drugs!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 5, 2018
Trump has railed against the caravan in recent days threatening to sink NAFTA negotiations with Mexico if they did not stop it and even threatening foreign aid to Honduras for allowing so many of its citizens to depart bound with the intention to illegally emigrate.
The big Caravan of People from Honduras, now coming across Mexico and heading to our “Weak Laws” Border, had better be stopped before it gets there. Cash cow NAFTA is in play, as is foreign aid to Honduras and the countries that allow this to happen. Congress MUST ACT NOW!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 3, 2018
“I told Mexico very strongly: You’re going to have to do something about these caravans that are coming up. And I just noticed that the caravan now, which is toward the middle of Mexico coming up from Honduras, is breaking up very rapidly,” he said in a Tuesday public appearance.