Trump hails Mexico's 'strong immigration laws' for stopping migrant caravan

Trump hails Mexico's 'strong immigration laws' for stopping migrant caravan
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpHannity urges Trump not to fire 'anybody' after Rosenstein report Ben Carson appears to tie allegation against Kavanaugh to socialist plot Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate MORE on Thursday credited Mexico's "strong immigration laws" with disbanding a "caravan" of Central American migrants before it reached the U.S., saying that a "giant scene" at the southern border was prevented.

"The Caravan is largely broken up thanks to the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them so as not to cause a giant scene at our Border," Trump tweeted. "Because of the Trump Administrations actions, Border crossings are at a still UNACCEPTABLE 46 year low. Stop drugs!"

The president's tweet came a day after the organizers of the caravan announced that they would end their journey in Mexico City, instead of continuing north to the U.S. 

They said the size of the group of more than 1,000 people had made travel too difficult, The Washington Post reported

Trump has warned about the caravan in a number of tweets in recent days, vowing to stop the migrants at the U.S. border. He also announced earlier this week that he would send troops to the border to prevent illegal crossings.

The president signed an order on Wednesday deploying National Guardsmen to the southern border, though it was unclear how many would be sent, how much the operation would cost or how long it would last.