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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas

Congressman Gonzalez Condemns President Trump’s Decision to Cut Central America Aid

April 1, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) today issued the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump’s decision to cut off foreign assistance for Central America’s Northern Triangle.

“The President’s decision to cut funding for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras is politically tone deaf, counterproductive, and will have the opposite intended result. Border states and communities should not be forced to shoulder the burden of brash, misguided policy decisions. The Administration has a clear misunderstanding of the region and its socioeconomic conditions. This policy will ultimately fail if not abandoned - resulting in higher crime, fewer jobs, and incentivizing more mass migration. I call on President Trump and Secretary Pompeo to rethink this approach and work with Congress on comprehensive solutions that address insecurity and economic opportunity which are the ultimate root causes of mass migration.”

 

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