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Trump Threatens To Cut Off Funding To Countries Allowing Citizens To Immigrate Illegally To US

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President Donald Trump warned several South American countries that they will no longer receive payments from the United States unless they combat illegal immigration efforts by their citizens in a tweet sent Tuesday.

“We have today informed the countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador that if they allow their citizens, or others, to journey through their borders and up to the United States, with the intention of entering our country illegally, all payments made to them will STOP (END)!” Trump tweeted.

US President Donald Trump is shown border wall prototypes in San Diego, California on March 13, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump is shown border wall prototypes in San Diego, California on March 13, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The president continued to rail against illegal immigration by sending another tweet just minutes later.

“Anybody entering the United States illegally will be arrested and detained, prior to being sent back to their country!” Trump said.

Trump’s tough talk on immigration comes as the 2018 midterms approach and Republicans attempt to keep control of Congress.

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