On the heels of naming Tom Homan his candidate for Immigration Czar (not the real title, but effectively the job he would be doing), President Donald Trump announced on Monday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers would be sent out onto the fruited plain to do the job they were meant to do in the first place that has been blocked on a regular basis by previous administrations.
Not only that, one of the Central American nations known for sending their people north and being a conduit of the flow of illegals from other parts of the world is looking out for its own best interests when it comes to dealing with the Trump Administration.
….long before they get to our Southern Border. Guatemala is getting ready to sign a Safe-Third Agreement. The only ones who won’t do anything are the Democrats in Congress. They must vote to get rid of the loopholes, and fix asylum! If so, Border Crisis will end quickly!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2019
Ending the border crisis quickly would be nice, but may well be easier said than done.
That does not mean that President Trump and his administration aren’t going to give it a try with the help of western hemisphere nations dependent on American good will.
“Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people long before they get to our Southern Border,” Trump continued. “Guatemala is getting ready to sign a Safe-Third Agreement. The only ones who won’t do anything are the Democrats in Congress. They must vote to get rid of the loopholes, and fix asylum! If so, Border Crisis will end quickly!”
The announcement came hours after U.S. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus announced the U.S. would be cutting aid to the three central American countries massively contributing to the influx of migrants crossing the U.S. southern border. The cuts have been eased since they were first announced.
Instead of cutting more than $615 million in aid to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, the U.S. will cut just $432 million in previously approved projects and grants.
Carrot meet stick.
By the same token, illegal aliens meet ICE.