Thursday, October 18, 2018
Rep. Gaetz Sounds the Alarm After Footage Surfaces of Women & Kids Given Cash to Join Honduran Caravan to Storm US Border
On Wednesday, the caravan of mostly Honduran migrants exploded to a whopping 4,000 people as it approached the Mexico-Guatemala border, despite President Trump’s warnings to cut off US aid.
The caravan had approximately 1,300 people on Monday and managed to balloon in just 2 days, tripling the number of people heading northbound towards the US border just in time for the midterm elections.
The Associated Press reported Wednesday that the Hondurans were spotted in Chiquimula, Guatemala marching through rain, determined to make it the Mexican border.
Because the migrant caravan has grown to over 4,000 people, the Mexican government has sent an additional 500 police to its border with Guatemala, reported NBC News.
Just how did the migrant caravan get so big in just a matter of 2 days? Footage surfaced Wednesday of Honduran women with kids being given cash to join the caravan.
Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) sounded the alarm Wednesday and called for an investigation into the source when he tweeted out a video of women holding babies and young kids being given cash to join the caravan.
REP. MATT GAETZ: BREAKING: Footage in Honduras giving cash 2 women & kids 2 join the caravan & storm the US border @ election time. Soros? US-backed NGOs? Time to investigate the source!
President Trump issued a stern warning to Honduran President Hernandez Tuesday threatening to cut US aid immediately if the caravan wasn't stopped.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will also be traveling to Mexico on Friday to discuss plans to stop the caravan.
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