U.S. cuts off federal aid to Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras
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The U.S. is cutting off federal aid to Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras in response to what President Trump described as incoming migrant caravans from those countries, per a State Department spokesperson, reports CNN.
The big picture: This announcement comes the day after Trump threatened to shut down "large sections" of the U.S.-Mexico border unless Mexico "immediately" stops "all illegal immigration." Earlier this week, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen signed a regional compact agreement with Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras reportedly "aimed at preventing irregular migration, combating criminal organizations and ultimately helping with US border security," per CNN.