The thousands of Hondurans are making their way through Guatemala, headed toward Mexico and, if they're allowed through, plan to head onward to the USA, as the contentious midterm elections approach November 6.
The remark came during Thursday's broadcast of The Five, where Kennedy, known primarily for her self-titled program on the network, sat as a panelist for a discussion on immigrants during which she argued the government hasn't implemented sufficient border control.
Tension was palpable in Ciudad Hidalgo, a tiny tropical village in Mexico surrounded by rain forest and banana plantations that borders Tecun Uman in Guatemala, with the two towns separated by a muddy river.
Thousands of people and goods legally cross the US-Mexico border daily.
In a series of raging tweets, the U.S. president urged Mexico to "stop this onslaught" and prevent the would-be immigrants from entering the US.
"It's a very hard situation for the Mexican government", says Ana Maria Salazar, a former Pentagon official who's now a security analyst in Mexico City.
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Mexico's ambassador to Guatemala says his country has made a decision to enforce a policy of "metered entry" since thousands of migrants are clamoring to cross.
Hundreds of federal police in riot gear fanned out on the worldwide bridge in Suchiate, on the Mexican-Guatemalan border, as the caravan of several thousand Honduran migrants trekked toward the crossing.
NBC reports that USA officials are now tracking that small group as they make progress towards the US.
"Finally, the government of Mexico reiterates its commitments with the global community's efforts in favor of safe, orderly and regular migration; and with the human rights of migrants".
"They should be ashamed for pushing an open borders agenda and are only doing this for strictly political reasons", she said in a statement. The UNHCR will provide help evaluating the asylum claims of the migrants before they cross into the U.S. On Thursday, Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray called on the United Nations to assist in processing roughly 3,000 Honduran migrants now heading to the country from Guatemala. López Obrador, the president-elect, will take over December 1.
Pompeo is scheduled to meet Fridaywith Peña Nieto and Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray, as well as Lopez Obrador's designated foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard.
Marcelo Ebrard, who is set to become foreign relations secretary when President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador takes office December 1, said Trump's tweets need to be understood in the context of the upcoming USA midterm elections.