The United States on Tuesday pledged a total of $10.6 billion to Mexico and Central America.
This comes on the same day White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders announced there will be no shutdown over border wall funding.
The AP reported:
The United States pledged $5.8 billion in aid Tuesday for strengthening government and economic development in Central America, and another $4.8 billion in development aid for southern Mexico.
The U.S aid aims to promote better security conditions and job opportunities as part of a regional plan to allow Central Americans to remain in their countries and not have to emigrate.
The plan was announced in a joint U.S.-Mexican statement released by the State Department and read aloud by Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard in the Mexican capital.
“In sum I think this is good news, very good news for Mexico,” Ebrard said.
There are currently at least four illegal migrant caravans on their way the US southern border with Mexico.
One of the latest caravans working its way up through Mexico to the US with help from liberal activist groups is ENORMOUS!