Skip to comments.U.S. ending aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras over migrants
Posted on 03/30/2019 5:42:21 PM PDT by SkyPilot
Trump has claimed that the countries had "set up" caravans of migrants in order to export them into the United States
The United States is cutting off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, known collectively as the "Northern Triangle," the State Department said on Saturday, a day after President Donald Trump blasted the Central American countries for sending migrants to the United States.
"We are carrying out the President's direction and ending FY (fiscal year) 2017 and FY 2018 foreign assistance programs for the Northern Triangle," a State Department spokesperson said in a statement. The department declined to provide further details.
The State Department said it would "engage Congress in the process," an apparent acknowledgement that it will need lawmakers' approval to end the funding.
A U.S. House Appropriations Committee aide estimated that around $700 million of aid was affected.
Democratic Representative Nita Lowey, who chairs the committee, tweeted that the move to cut aid was "immoral and more likely to deteriorate conditions that push people into the kind of poverty and despair that exacerbates migration."
New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called Trump's order a "reckless announcement" and urged Democrats and Republicans alike to reject it.
"U.S. foreign assistance is not charity; it advances our strategic interests and funds initiatives that protect American citizens," Menendez said in a statement.
Trump claimed on Friday during a trip to Florida that the countries had "set up" caravans of migrants in order to export them into the United States. A surge of asylum seekers from the three countries have sought to enter the United States across its southern border in recent days.
"We were giving them $500 million. We were paying them tremendous amounts of money, and we're not paying them anymore
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Send them a bill.
“Reckless” is the way to go!
Next step send a destroyer down there.
This is great but we need to stop giving our money away period. Seriously. Are we not in debt up to our eyeballs? Unbelievable man...
Why did this take a year?
Has some judge in Dumpwater Florida struck it down yet?
The Govts of these countries NEVER gave the money to improve the lives of their citizens, they pocket the money for THEMSELVES, this should have been done a LONG TIME AGO..these people come here for the freebies they are promised by Democrats(In return they vote Democrat) enough is enough
Well, Nakita Lowrey, tough schitsky, Comrade.
“”U.S. foreign assistance is not charity; it advances our strategic interests and funds initiatives that protect American citizens,” Menendez said in a statement.”
And he went on to say, “ and it allows me to whore around south of the border with under age Hispanic girls!”
Send birth control pills
Tons of them.
Dump it in their water systems.
Well, that is the problem with bribing politicians - they won't stay bought.
On the other hand, we are saving a bunch of money by not paying them. We can better use the money on building the wall, and funding the military patrols to enforce the wall.
Yet, the Demonic-Rats want to send these countries MORE money to improve their standard of living, so as to keep the “migrants” at home!
Yeah, sure, that’ll work. /s
The “foreign aid” NEVER reaches the people! DUH!
I call on thinking New Jersey citizens (but if they are thinking, I guess they would have moved out) to reject Menendez.
Hey, we're sorry about allowing these murderers, rapists, child traffickers, and what now into your country, whatever happened there...
Salt peter by the ton.
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