Pres. Trump says 8k person caravan coming to border, calls for wall

OAN Newsroom
UPDATE 7:35 AM PT – Sat. January 26, 2018

President Trump continues to make the case for the wall, as he gears up for fresh border talks with Democrats.

FILE – In this Nov. 21, 2018, file photo, a homeless man walks next to the fence that divides Mexico and the U.S, in Tijuana, Mexico. The Trump administration expects to launch a policy as early as Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, that forces people seeking asylum to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. courts, an official said, marking one of the most significant changes to the immigration system of Donald Trump’s presidency. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

On Saturday, the president tweeted “we have turned away at great expense, two major caravans, but a big one has now formed and is coming, at least 8,000 people!

He then said if we had a powerful wall, they wouldn’t even try to make the long and dangerous journey, and finished with “build the wall and crime will fall!”

The president’s comment comes as thousands of Central American migrants head towards the U.S. Mexico border, in an effort to claim asylum.