Stephen Miller: No decision yet on shutting down border

Stephen Miller: No decision yet on shutting down border

"I think it's unfair because they are doing so much", said Galvez.

The State Department began informing Congress of the decision on Friday.

President Trump has blamed the Central American countries for sending migrant caravans through Mexico to the US border, an idea Trump has repeatedly promoted to raise the alarm about illegal immigration. "We were paying them tremendous amounts of money, and we're not paying them anymore because they haven't done a thing". Many people who cross the border illegally ultimately request asylum under US law, which does not require asylum seekers to enter at an official crossing.

However, congressional aides noted that, since the USA constitution says Congress, not the president, sets spending policy, Trump can not overrule spending bills passed by Congress, which he signed into law, without lawmakers' approval.

Garcia was one of a group of at least 90 people who left the capital San Salvador over the weekend on buses heading north, in what locals said was the tenth so-called caravan to depart for the United States since October. U.S. House Appropriations Committee aide estimated that around $700 million of aid was affected.

There were 4,000 apprehensions of migrants at the border one day last week and the on pace for 100,000 for all of March. "It's sending out a message to other countries that, 'Don't come because our borders may not work at any time.' That is extremely scary and unsafe". "When you close the border also you will stop a lot of the drugs from coming in", Trump told reporters in Florida on Friday. "No more money is going there anymore".

"I think that it has been very well stated that we have done a fantastic job", he said, defending Border Patrol efforts to help the children.

The "Northern Triangle" includes El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, where tens of thousands of migrants have fled poverty and violence in recent years to try to enter the United States.

"I've ended payments to Guatemala, to Honduras and El Salvador".

Donald Trump has announced the end of more than $500 million (£383 million) in annual United States aid to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala in the face of a growing migrant crisis which could see the closure of America's southern border this week.

It has stopped granting migrants humanitarian visas at the border, and towns along the well-traveled route to Mexico City sometimes no longer allow caravans to spend the night.

The money that Trump has threatened to cut is part of an initiative started under former President Barack Obama that sends aid to Central America for development and security initiatives. When word reached them that the USA president wanted to build a wall and crack down on unauthorized immigration, many rushed northward, believing their window of opportunity was closing.

On Twitter, President Trump slammed Democrats for not wanting to solve the border crisis.

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