State Department says US cutting off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras CNNPolitics Read more Any violation of policy, community guidelines, copyright law or business cooperation please contact directly by mail us.hotnews20 at gmail.com
Last Saturday, Trump said he tends to end programs of foreign assistance for Honduras, Guatemala & El Salvador in a move which Democrats called counterproductive & reckless in addressing problems which force people fleeing their countries into US.
State Department spokesperson said;
“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”
Approval of Congress is needed to end funding;
“We will be engaging Congress as part of this process”
The aid program affects $500 million in 2018 finance besides millions left over from last fiscal year. However, the fund that was destined for Central America, had not been spent yet.
A senior Democratic aide said Democratic consider cuts outside unconstitutional & law that requires approval of Congress.
Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J.,called decision reckless & irresponsible urging Republicans & Democrats to reject it.
“U.S. foreign assistance is not charity; it advances our strategic interests and funds initiatives that protect American citizens. This latest reported move shows the Administration still does not understand that the United States cuts foreign aid to Central America at our own peril”
Violence & crime in three Central American countries motivate thousands of people to seek asylum in USA.
Some advocated that aid to Central American countries help ease pressures on people to leave for US.
Senior Democratic aide said;
“The Administration can propose rescission, but implementation requires Congressional approval”
In Impediment Control Act of 1974 & Congressional Budget, Congress reasserted authorities of its budget after impediment of appropriated funds of President Nixon’s fund.
In El Salvador, Engel, Nadler, Lofgren, Jayapal, Espaillat Condemn President Trump Cutting Aid to Central America
San Salvador, El Salvador-Representatives Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Jerrold Nadler, Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary; Zoe Lofgren, Chairwoman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship; Pramila Jayapal, Vice Chair of the Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee; and Adriano Espaillat, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, today issued the following statement while participating in an official congressional delegation to El Salvador: “As we visit El Salvador evaluating the importance of U.S.
Comprising retired diplomats, Congress members, leaders of military & US Global Leadership Coalition state how aid programs work in three countries”root causes of violence” to promote security & opportunity for citizens.
Gang violence, hunger, poverty, and political instability are all key factors driving families to make the risky journey from Central America without any guarantee of safety. El Salvador and Honduras have among the highest murder rates in the world, and studies have found a striking correlation: for every 10 additional murders in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, 6 additional children sought safety in the United States.