Sen. Marco Rubio blasted a reported ultimatum given by two migrant groups that asked either for entry to the United States or $50,000.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Central American migrant groups marched to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana on Tuesday.

They reportedly asked for the Trump administration to allow them into the country or $50,000 to return home and start a small business.

Rubio called the request "a joke" on The Story Wednesday and said the request was done for publicity purposes.


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"At least some group organizing [the Central American caravan] is involved in the domestic politics of Honduras," he said.

He said that the request was potentially meant to create "headaches" for Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

The Union-Tribune also reported that the groups also requested the halting of deportations and for asylum seekers be processed faster.

"It's not a serious request and of course it's not gonna be paid," Rubio added.

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