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house Bill H.R. 2615

Should the U.S. Increase Foreign Aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras?

Argument in favor

Instability, economic issues, and violence in the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are pushing those countries’ citizens to migrate north to Mexico and the U.S. This perilous journey is dangerous for them and is also creating a refugee crisis on America’s southern border. Addressing the root causes of instability in the Northern Triangle countries will decrease the reasons pushing those countries’ citizens to migrate to the U.S. and elsewhere.

Debra's Opinion
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07/15/2019
If we really want to fix the situation and keep people from needing to seek asylum here, we need to support sustainable solutions to the problems that are driving them here.
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jimK's Opinion
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07/15/2019
This would have been and still is the solution to the immigration "crisis". Note that this never was a border "crisis". It became an immigration "crisis" when Trump pushed to build Roger Stone's primary-election issue of building a wall and when the Trump geniuses decided to add merit based requirements along with a civics test that neither he nor his family could pass. This drove anyone concerned about needing asylum to come before the wall was built or the merit based standards were enacted. So lets finally address the root causes and see what our diplomats and aid packages can do to protect those who would seek asylum and slow the flow.
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07/15/2019
FINALLY an attempt to address the underlying CAUSES of the immigration crisis at our southern border! Have not read the bill completely as yet, but just the fact that it’s at least under consideration is an amazing feat in this crazy Congress. If the final bill reflects the real needs in the Northern Triangle and provides adequate oversight and transparency in reporting outcomes to We the People of the US, I’m all for it! When I visited Tegucigalpa, Honduras in the mid-1960’s as the guest of my boarding school roommate, her Consul father and their family, Honduras had just achieved what we thought would set it on a course of successful growth and improvement. Our hopes from that time have been dashed, and I would be overjoyed to see things change to re-establish the country’s course and improve the lives of its people whom I came to love and respect. I urge my Congressman and Senators to give this bill support!
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Argument opposed

As sovereign governments, the governments of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala should be responsible for solving their own domestic issues on their own. The United States’ only obligation to these countries’ governments are to keep migrants from those countries who are attempting to enter the U.S. illegally out and to return them to the countries they came from when caught within U.S. borders.

Mart's Opinion
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07/14/2019
We are not the savior of the world, and btw why are you so giving with taxpayers’ money. Give your own.
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Alan's Opinion
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07/15/2019
And while we’re at it, let’s send $577M to Palestinian Hezbollah, Venezuela and Cuba! And don’t forget Obama’s commitment to send billions to Iran. We might just as well build a railroad line from Central America to Los Angeles. That would be cheaper in the long run.
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KAG-2020's Opinion
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07/15/2019
👉👉LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle and many more turning into 3rd world cities due to DNC Policy... we need to help the USAs 3rd world cities First!
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    If we really want to fix the situation and keep people from needing to seek asylum here, we need to support sustainable solutions to the problems that are driving them here.
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    We are not the savior of the world, and btw why are you so giving with taxpayers’ money. Give your own.
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    This would have been and still is the solution to the immigration "crisis". Note that this never was a border "crisis". It became an immigration "crisis" when Trump pushed to build Roger Stone's primary-election issue of building a wall and when the Trump geniuses decided to add merit based requirements along with a civics test that neither he nor his family could pass. This drove anyone concerned about needing asylum to come before the wall was built or the merit based standards were enacted. So lets finally address the root causes and see what our diplomats and aid packages can do to protect those who would seek asylum and slow the flow.
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    FINALLY an attempt to address the underlying CAUSES of the immigration crisis at our southern border! Have not read the bill completely as yet, but just the fact that it’s at least under consideration is an amazing feat in this crazy Congress. If the final bill reflects the real needs in the Northern Triangle and provides adequate oversight and transparency in reporting outcomes to We the People of the US, I’m all for it! When I visited Tegucigalpa, Honduras in the mid-1960’s as the guest of my boarding school roommate, her Consul father and their family, Honduras had just achieved what we thought would set it on a course of successful growth and improvement. Our hopes from that time have been dashed, and I would be overjoyed to see things change to re-establish the country’s course and improve the lives of its people whom I came to love and respect. I urge my Congressman and Senators to give this bill support!
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    This is something positive and good to help address the mass exodus of immigrants seeking asylum to the U. S.. They are fleeing violence and extreme poverty.
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    Improving conditions in these countries will reduce the number of people seeking asylum.
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    👉👉LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle and many more turning into 3rd world cities due to DNC Policy... we need to help the USAs 3rd world cities First!
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    And while we’re at it, let’s send $577M to Palestinian Hezbollah, Venezuela and Cuba! And don’t forget Obama’s commitment to send billions to Iran. We might just as well build a railroad line from Central America to Los Angeles. That would be cheaper in the long run.
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    We broke these nations, we should help fix them. Instead of giving money to private prisons who are detaining the asylum seekers, let's help to fix the problem of why they're fleeing to begin with. BUT, we must oversee how these countries spend it.
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    End all foreign aid to those countries now. America First #MAGA
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    Are you out of your mind! Quit giving away our land and resources to citizens of other countries.
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    Corrupt nations that would misuse the money. Build the Wall!
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    It’s called economic development. Apparently this concept is unknown to the current administration and the senate
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    Absolutly this is a great way to help them build their countries into places that the citizens want to stay in
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    No, end all foreign aid now!
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    Of course we should increase Aid to the terrible triangle we created.
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    Let’s offer them some stability, yet conditional on a humanitarian, democratic environment for them.
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    All this foreign aid is irresponsible and unconstitutional. Taxpayer dollars shouldn’t just be given to all these countries. We cannot save the whole world. There is also a thing called toxic charity where they get so dependent on the charity, they never learn how to survive themselves. In essence, we aren’t helping, but handicapping.
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    No. Not in any form . Those countries need to understand that they can not violate our borders and then be rewarded for Thier work. We are 22 trillion upside down . It is time to consider that before we try to become the international Santa Clause.
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    Increase aid to help these countries. It is the right thing to do.
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