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Trump administration to pour $252 million of foreign assistance for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to decrease illegal immigration


This news story was published on June 24, 2020.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. State Department announced today that the Trump administration intends to pour $252 million of assistance into El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to decrease illegal immigration.

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State, made the following declaration today:

Pompeo
(state.gov/secretary)

Recently, I informed Congress of the Administration’s intent to provide $252 million in additional U.S. foreign assistance for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. This assistance will promote U.S. national security and further the President’s goal of decreasing illegal immigration to the United States.

These additional funds will assist in making these countries more secure and prosperous by enabling private sector-led economic opportunity and provide critical, lifesaving assistance. Leveraging private sector investment to address the second order economic impacts of the pandemic is key to achieve longer term success in addressing the underlying security, governance, and prosperity issues that drive illegal immigration to the United States.

This Administration remains focused on the health, prosperity, democracy, and security of the Western Hemisphere region. To that end, the United States expanded the Growth in the Americas/America Crece initiative, approved $258 million in targeted foreign assistance earlier this year, and has prioritized critical funds to address the COVID-19 emergency pandemic.

We look forward to continuing this important work with our partners in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras and to help them build secure and prosperous futures for their citizens at home.

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6 Responses to Trump administration to pour $252 million of foreign assistance for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to decrease illegal immigration

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 26, 2020 at 4:15 am

    trumpster better get used to spending his money cause come November he wont be spending ours anymore!!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 26, 2020 at 12:37 am

    We have sent large amounts of cash to these countries before, it didn’t help.
    What usually happens is that the money never gets to help the people, just those in power.

    In the past, the U.S. provided about $131 million in aid to Guatemala, $98 million to Honduras, and $68 million to El Salvador in 2016, according to Reuters. The following year the funding fell to about $69 million for Guatemala, $66 million for Honduras and $46 million for El Salvador

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 25, 2020 at 8:43 am

    Finally someone doing something to correct the problem.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 24, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Could blow those shit holes off the map cheaper.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 24, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    It’s about time.