Today, Vice President Kamala Harris announced the allocation of $4.2 billion in federal funding to address the ongoing migration crisis in Central America. The funding will be used to provide resources for those affected by violence, poverty, and corruption in the region.
In a statement, Harris said, “We must do more to ensure that people in Central America have the resources they need to stay in their home countries. This funding is a critical step towards achieving that goal.”
The announcement was met with criticism from some border hawks, who view it as a “political stunt” rather than a meaningful solution. However, Harris was joined by several major corporations, including Target and Nestle, who have pledged $950 million to support the plan.
In addition to the federal funds, Harris announced a $1 billion US investment in Central America to promote economic development and job creation. The investment is part of the Biden administration’s commitment to tackle the root causes of migration in the region.
The announcement comes as the US continues to grapple with a surge in migrants at the southern border. With this new funding, the Biden administration hopes to reduce the number of migrants making the dangerous journey to the US and provide much-needed aid to those in need.