President Trump took a huge swing at the ‘northern triangle’ countries for not aiding in the continuous flow of illegals to the Mexico-U.S. border.
The President announced that El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras will be losing some, if not all, of their cash flow from the United States as the countries, have made little to no effort in slowing the flood of immigrants attempting to enter the U.S.
Some Democrats have already started to criticize his announcement saying that the cut in free money will only make things worse for the people of those countries. So, you can expect that they will fight to keep their continuous flow of illegal voters.
“We were paying them tremendous amounts of money,” President Donald Trump said on Friday according to the Daily Wire. “And we’re not paying them anymore. Because they haven’t done a thing for us. They set up these caravans.”
“At the Secretary’s instruction, we are carrying out the President’s direction and ending FY 2017 and FY 2018 foreign assistance programs for the Northern Triangle,” a State Department spokesperson said, according to CNN. “We will be engaging Congress as part of this process.”
Mexico Daily News reported on Wednesday that Mexican federal interior secretary Olga Sánchez Cordero said that the “mother of all caravans” was forming in Honduras and that it contains an estimated 20,000 people.
Obama-era DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said this week that the situation on the southern border is so dire that “we are truly in a crisis.”
“On Tuesday there were 4,000 apprehensions,” Johnson said. “I know that 1,000 overwhelms the system and I cannot begin to imagine what 4,000 a day looks like.”
The officials did not say exactly how much money would be affected by the directive and it is likely that part of the amount has already been spent. According to a study by the Congressional Research Service, between last year and this year, about 1,300 million dollars were allocated to the region, and the great majority went to those three countries.