"We have today informed Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador that if they allow their citizens, or others, to journey through their borders and up to the United States, with the intention of entering our country illegally, all payments made to them will STOP (END)!"...President Trump via Twitter
President Trump's tweet to cut off aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador made his position clear--stop the roughly 2,000 migrants that are heading north towards the U.S. border from passing through their countries.
The President stated that "Anybody entering the United States illegally will be arrested and detained, prior to being sent back to their country!"
The group has grown as it has moved north, with people joining along the way, viewing it as strength-in-numbers protection strategy against the criminal gangs who prey on those trying to get to the United States.
Here's a scene from the Guatemala/Honduras border, as an estimated 2,000 migrants approach police roadblocks.
Video courtesy of Associated Press/NY Times