President Donald Trump has called on Mexico to deport Central American migrants attempting to reach the United States, while threatening to “permanently” shut down the southern border.
Repeating his claim that many of the migrants are “stone cold criminals,” Trump demanded Monday that Mexico send the migrants back to countries such as Guatemala and Honduras by airplane, bus, or “anyway you want.”
Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries. Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A. We will close the Border permanently if need be. Congress, fund the WALL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2018
The tweet comes amid tensions at the southern border where US Customs and Border Protection officials fired tear gas on hundreds of migrants near San Diego on Sunday.
The clashes prompted US officials to close the San…