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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Response to the State Department Ending Aid to the Northern Triangle Countries

Mar 30, 2019
Press Release

SAN ANTONIOCongressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement in response to the Administration’s decision to cut aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras:

"By cutting off desperately needed aid, the administration will deprive El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras of critical funds that help stabilize these countries by curbing migration push factors such as violence, gangs, poverty, and insecurity. Ultimately, this short-sighted and flawed decision lays the groundwork for the humanitarian crisis at our border to escalate further. We must work to stabilize these countries by continuing to provide critical aid and resources. We should not turn our back on our international partners or else we will never be able to effectively and comprehensively address the humanitarian crisis at our border."

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.