Pres. Trump Cuts Off Aid to 3 Central American Countries

3 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, March 30 2019 Mar 30, 2019 March 30, 2019 3:43 PM March 30, 2019 in News - Local
Those countries being El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

WESLACO – President Donald Trump has instructed the U.S. State Department to cut off foreign aid to three Central American countries.

Those countries being El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

"We have right now two big caravans coming up from Guatemala. Massive caravans walking right through Mexico," said the President.

Saturday’s move comes one day after President Trump said the three countries had set-up migrant caravans to enter the U.S.

He is also demanding action from Mexico saying he’ll close the U.S.-Mexico border next week if Mexico doesn’t do anything to stop immigrants from coming into the United States illegally.

"Mexico's tough. They can stop them but they chose not to. Now they're going to stop them. And if they don't stop them, we're closing the border. They'll close it and we'll keep it close for a long time. I'm not playing games,” said President Trump.

The President insisted the U.S. has run out of detention space for undocumented immigrants.

His comments come at a time when the Department of Homeland Security and border officials have said their resources have been stretched thin.

But this latest move aimed to stop illegal immigration may backfire.

According to the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, foreign aid programs in the three countries that are set to lose aid were working to promote opportunity and security for their citizens.

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