President Trump Means What He Says: Central American Countries Funding Cut Off
Last week President Trump stated that there would be a “very good likelihood” that he would seal off the United States border with Mexico next week and cut the Foreign Aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador if they do not make any attempt to stem the flow of their people to America.
Well as President Trump has proven time after time, he is willing to do what he says and once again he has proven that so.
The State Department announced last Saturday that it will start the process to cut off aid to the Central American countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.
A spokesman for the State Department stated:
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…We will be engaging Congress as part of this process.
Will he just do this with a piece of paper and a pen as our previous President so often stated, the answer to that at this time is no. The State Department did acknowledged it will need to “engage Congress in the process. What does that mean? It means they acknowledge that they must win the approval of lawmakers before withholding the estimated $700 million in aid that would otherwise be given to the three Central American countries.
Will lawmakers agree to this and if not will you punish your lawmaker by not voting for them next election remains to be seen.
The Department of Homeland Security has informed Congress and the American people that they have apprehended 50,000 to 60,000 illegal migrants a month in late 2018. Just as recently as February of this year DHS reported that they have apprehended and encountered more than 75,000 people, that is the highest number in over a decade. DHS went further to inform Congress and the American people that they estimate the month of March to be another record-breaker, with apprehensions expected to near 100,000. To bolster their March claim they stated that March already experienced back-to-back records in single-day apprehensions.
The Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has described the situation on the U.S.-Mexico border as a “humanitarian and security catastrophe.”
President Obama’s former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson stated last Saturday that America has a “crisis” at the southern border, and that the number of apprehensions exceed anything he encountered during his time serving under former President Barack Obama. He went on to say:
By anyone's definition, by any measure, right now we have a crisis at our southern border
The question you have to ask yourself is why are there so many on the left and in the media that deny there is a crisis on our southern border. Sure some on the left are starting to say there is a crisis but what took them so long. As usual politicians are not bright enough or willing to see a problem coming before it is too late.
Are these the people you want leading our country?