President issues new threats over immigration

A Honduran migrant bound for the U.S. border pushes a baby carriage in Zacapa, Guatemala, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The group of some 2,000 Honduran migrants hit the road in Guatemala again Wednesday, hoping to reach the United States despite President Donald Trump's threat to cut off aid to Central American countries that don't stop them. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

WASHINGTON (SBG) - In Guatemala, a large group of Guatemalan immigrants is reportedly headed to the United States, with other groups following suit, including a group of Honduran migrants currently making its their way through El Salvador.

Stories like this seem to be firing up the White House, with President trump writing a series of tweets Wednesday morning. In the tweets, he accused Democrats of wanting open borders, said he planned to call up the U.S. military to close our southern border and even threatened the not-yet-signed trade deal he made with Mexico and Canada.

It’s a move many of his supporters call necessary.

“Many of the the things the President was elected to do are based on the context of national sovereignty, whether it’s crushing ISIS, whether its building the border wall, this is just part of that,” said former Trump Administration official Sebastian Gorka.

But with stories of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi dominating the headlines, critics say the President is using this a diversion tactic, returning to what he and many Republicans see as a winning issue - immigration.

“I think it’s a little bit of a distraction towards the mid-terms reminding people that he won on immigration and he’s strong on the borders,” said Allen Orr, an attorney with The American Immigration Lawyers Assoc.

Orr said says anyone who arrives at the border should be able to make their case on why they should get in, especially with low unemployment and so many jobs that need filling.

“So why don’t we see if these immigrants have any merit to be here before decide that they don’t get to come as a class before we send troops down to send them back to what may be certain death,” he said in an interview Thursday.

With new signs of migrants entering the U.S. is picking up again, an emboldened President Trump making clear his key campaign issue is his top priority.

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