Central America

Key Republicans Join Democrats in Opposing Trump’s Central American Funding Freeze

Several key Republicans have declared their opposition to President Donald Trump’s order to freeze direct aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, including the ranking Republican on the House Foreign Relations Committee, Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX). These GOP critics offered the same argument as the Democrats, namely that cutting off funds to anti-poverty and law enforcement programs in the “Northern Triangle” countries will make the migrant crisis even worse.

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, right, joined by Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, about the arrest of two Iraqi-born men who came to the U.S. as refugees and have been indicted on terrorism-related charges by …