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April 01, 2019

Trump Cuts Aid to Latin American Countries In Response To Their Failure to Curb Illegal Immigrant Flow to US

Bueno.

The U.S. government cut aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras on Saturday after President Donald Trump blasted the Central American countries for sending migrants to the United States and threatened to shutter the U.S.-Mexico border.

A surge of asylum seekers from the three countries have sought to enter the United States across the southern border in recent days. On Friday, Trump accused the nations of having "set up" migrant caravans and sent them north.

Trump said there was a "very good likelihood" he would close the border this week if Mexico did not stop immigrants from reaching the United States.

And yes, there is a crisis at the border.

Donald Trump declared the situation on the border a national emergency, a status he solidified with a veto earlier this month. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told Congress that Trump wasnít kidding. Unless Congress provides more money for detention facilities and border enforcement soon, Nielsen warned Congress that a "system-wide meltdown" would take place...

Even Obama's Director of Homeland Security -- the top border official under Obama -- admits there's a crisis at the border:

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said 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.

"By anyone's definition, by any measure, right now we have a crisis at our southern border," he said on "Cavuto LIVE." "According to the commissioner of [Customs and Border Protection], there were 4,000 apprehensions in one day alone this past week, and we're on pace for 100,000 apprehensions on our southern border this month."

"That is by far a greater number than anything I saw on my watch in my three years as Secretary of Homeland Security," he said.

Johnsonís remarks come after President Trump this week accused Mexico of doing nothing to stop the illegal immigration flow to the U.S. and threatened to close to southern border next week.


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