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Obama Giving Central America $250 Million In New Aid

From the UK’s Daily Mail:

White House to give more than $250 MILLION in new aid to Central American countries as its response to overwhelming surge in illegal immigration

By Francesca Chambers | 20 June 2014

The White House announced $254.6 million in new aid for Central American countries today.

The money will go toward returning unaccompanied minors who travel to the U.S. illegally to their families and fostering youth centered programs in their home countries, the White House said this afternoon.

Sure it will.

The assistance to the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras announced today is in addition to the $130 million in aid the U.S. already provides those countries in economic assistance.

So we are rewarding these countries for doing this to us. (It’s almost a kind of kidnapping and ransom deal. Except in reverse.)

The U.S. has also decided to begin detaining families at the border instead of giving them court dates and releasing them…

And we believe that, too.

In a letter to President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner called on the president to go one step further and ‘immediately deploy the National Guard.’

‘The National Guard is uniquely qualified to respond to such humanitarian crises, ‘Boehner said. ‘They are able to help deal with both the needs of these children and families as well as relieve the border patrol to focus on their primary duty of securing our border.’

Mr. Boehner probably wants to have the National Guard help escort the unaccompanied illegal aliens to their relatives who are already living illegally in the US.

President Obama has not yet responded to Boehner’s letter, but it divulged this afternoon that it would give Central American countries $9.6 million to expand their repatriation centers so that they can intake returned migrants more quickly.

The U.S. will give another $40 million to Guatemala, $25 million to El Salvador and $18.5 million to Honduras for at-risk youth services that are intended to slow the rate of gang growth and migration to America, in addition to the $161.5 million it is giving to the region for similar programs

How wonderful. But, in reality, no problem is really a problem if money can fix it. And money won’t fix this problem. Enforcing our laws will.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, June 23rd, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

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