Trump wants US migration problem to be like Europe's

As you might have heard by now, there is a caravan of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers making its way from Central America to the United States.

President Donald Trump has turned the group's odyssey into front-page news, insisting that it is a threat to national security. And to make his point, he is offering a familiar warning to Americans: Look at the "total mess" immigration has caused in Europe.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 27, 2018, with the headline 'Trump wants US migration problem to be like Europe's'. Print Edition | Subscribe