Mexican Senate Blasts Trump Over Border Plans

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Trump adds that "Border crossings are at a still UNACCEPTABLE 46 year low".

In a Thursday morning tweet, the president credits "the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them".

Leaders of the organization behind the caravan, People Without Borders, said the procession of people would end in Mexico City rather than attempt to reach the border.

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Pena Nieto has twice canceled plans to visit Washington after tense phone calls with Trump in which the Republican president refused to back down from his insistence that Mexico pay for his planned border wall.

Mexico's foreign ministry said the U.S. National Guard troops at the border won't be armed.

The now-infamous caravan has not only made it to the president's Twitter feed, but it has also been prominently featured on Fox News and throughout right wing media - used to bolster calls to crack down on illegal immigration on the Southern Border.

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That was just one of the things U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen reportedly told Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray Caso on Wednesday. Mexico has long made use of its own military on its borders - and incursions by the Mexican military into the US have sparked worldwide incidents.

"Why not yesterday and tomorrow?"

Mr. Trump this week harshly criticized Mexican officials after a caravan of perhaps 1,500 illegal immigrants jumped Mexico's southern border and began a journey to the US, where some planned to sneak in, and others planned to demand asylum. "The money that we earn is not enough for food", Espinoza said.

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Mexican senators have asked Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to "suspend the nation's cooperation with the United States on several issues" in response to President Trump's constant criticism and aggressiveness against the Central American country, The Hill reported. Based on past caravans, however, the organizers expected that the vast majority of participants would drop out along the way, choosing instead to travel in smaller groups or stay in Mexico.

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