Lawmaker Who Arranged Massive Migrant Caravan Being Deported
Fox News reports:
Ex-legislator Bartolo Fuentes, who is said to have organized the march, was detained by Guatemalan authorities after failing to register with migration officials upon entering the country. Wilmer Simon Gomez and Michael Fajardo were among two others detained from the migrant group.
An official with the country’s migration agency said that Fuentes was to be taken to a migrant shelter and then deported.
News of the caravan, which is said to comprise some 2,000 migrants, prompted Trump to double down on threats to cut off aid to Honduras if the mass migration continues.
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)!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2018
Anybody entering the United States illegally will be arrested and detained, prior to being sent back to their country!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2018
The government of Honduras has called the group of travelers an “irregular mobilization” that is "obviously political and seeks to upset governability, stability and peace in Honduras and the United States."
The caravan departed from San Pedro Sula, Honduras and is the second such one this year.