President Trump send out a tweet today warning Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador that foreign aid will be cut if the caravan isn't stopped.
Trump blamed Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador for not being “able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally to the U.S.”
The Central American migrants heading towards the U.S. border in Mexico has increased to 7,000 people.
“We will now begin cutting off, or subsequently reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given them,” Trump tweeted.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen also commented on the migrant caravan in a statement saying, "While we closely monitor the caravan crisis, we must remain mindful of the transnational criminal organizations and other criminals that prey on the vulnerabilities of those undertaking the irregular migration journey."
In 2017, the three countries received about $500 million in funding from the U.S.