In response to the flood of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, the United States has announced more than $250 million in new aid to Central America.
According to a White House press release, the U.S. will be providing $9.6 million in “additional support for Central American governments [El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras] to receive and reintegrate their repatriated citizens.” Also announced:
- A new $40 million U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) program in Guatemala to reduce the risk factors for youth involvement in gangs and address factors driving migration to the United States
- A new $25 million Crime and Violence Prevention USAID program in El Salvador that will establish 77 youth outreach centers
- $18.5 million under the Central American Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) to support community policing and law enforcement efforts to confront gangs and other sources of crime in Honduras
- $161.5 million for CARSI programs to enable Central American countries to help stem migration flows as well as address root cause of the migration
In other words:
@slone It's essentially a $250 million gift to all 3 corrupt CA governments. I know my own country's corruption. $250 million down the drain
— Léon Catracho (@Honduran_Lion) June 21, 2014
@slone Where are those $$$ coming from? That's outrageous.
— Tia (@Tia4America) June 21, 2014
@slone and the payoff continues. Thugs & cartels get paid for trafficking in children too. That's what we got.
— Vitamin C (@ChelsTXNorton) June 21, 2014