U.S. Spending $10.6 Billion To Slow Down Immigration From Central America — But Will It Work?

Published: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 2:36pm
Updated: Friday, December 21, 2018 - 8:44am
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The price tag for the U.S. portion of an agreement announced Tuesday with Mexico was $10.6 billion.

It’s money the Trump administration has earmarked to stop  — or at least slow down — illegal immigration from Central America.

Part of the strategy is to provide loans and other private-sector support to Central American countries.

The hope is this cash injection will shore up economic opportunities not only in Mexico, but in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador as well.

But, this tactic has been tried in the past.

And Eduardo Gamarra, a professor of political science at Florida International University who focuses on Latin American politics, joined The Show to explain how well it worked then.

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