US President Donald Trump on Thursday slammed Central American states in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, accusing them of receiving financial support from the United States without doing anything to stop illegal immigrants from reaching his country’s borders. States to strengthen the security of the southern US border.
Trump also attacked Mexico for not doing anything to stop the influx of immigrants, even after Secretary of Homeland Security Christine Nielsen met with Mexican officials last Tuesday to discuss security issues, the New York Times reported on its website.
“Mexico does nothing to help stop the influx of migrants to our country, they say and do not, and Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have taken our money for years and have done nothing, Democrats do not care about these bad laws,” Trump wrote in a tweet on his official Twitter page. Southern border“
US Secretary of Homeland Security met Wednesday with Central American officials in Tegucigalpa, capital of Honduras, to discuss the humanitarian crisis and what Trump considers a security emergency on the US-Mexico border. Reached a historic agreement to address the root causes of the crisis on our borders“He said.
The New York Times pointed out that it was not immediately clear that provoked Trump this morning, but this comes in the wake of the refusal of the House Democrats to approve the request of the US Department of Defense to redirect some of the funds allocated to him for use in the construction of the border wall with Mexico.
US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Wednesday that the Pentagon would go ahead with a plan to redirect funds even with lawmakers’ objections.
Last February, Trump announced a state of emergency that would allow him to reorient some funds for military purposes to build his border wall after he failed to secure funding for the project from Congress. His announcement angered lawmakers from both parties who expressed concern over the principle of separation of powers, Congress voted in both Houses to repeal the state of emergency, but Trump vetoed the decision, and the House of Representatives failed on Sunday to drop it..