Honduras appeared to act quickly on Tuesday after President Donald Trump threatened to cut humanitarian aid to their country over a caravan of migrants who were travelling toward the U.S.
'No more money or aid'
After reports indicated that a caravan of more than a thousand migrants from Honduras were travelling to the U.S. border in hopes of obtaining refugee status, the president spoke out against their trek.
The United States has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to th… https://t.co/2m5jEZroOD— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1539695104.0
"The United States has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!" Trump tweeted on Tuesday.
Vice President Mike Pence followed up with his own tweet to explain the actions that were being taken to encourage Honduras to prevent the migrant caravan.
"Spoke to President Hernandez of Honduras about the migrant caravan heading to the U.S." Penice tweeted.
"Delivered strong message from [the president]: no more aid if caravan is not stopped," he added. "Told him U.S. will not tolerate this blatant disregard for our border & sovereignty."
How did Honduras respond?
On Tuesday, the organizer of the caravan was reportedly detained and was going to be deported back to Honduras.
The caravan organizer, Bartolo Fuentes, is a former member of the Honduran Congress and was detained by police officers in Guatemala.
The Honduran security ministry indicated that Fuentes was detained for violating Guatemala's immigration rules.
A video from the Daily Mail showed the caravan being blocked by riot police from entering in Guatemala, but they relented and the migrants continued their journey.
Here's the video of the riot police blocking the caravan:
Shortly before he was detained, Fuentes said in an interview that they didn't care what threats Trump was issuing.
“What Trump says doesn’t interest us,” Fuentes said. “These people are fleeing. These people are not tourists.”