Trump: Foreign aid to home countries of illegal immigrants will be cut

Steven Nelson reports for Washington Examiner that at an event on May 23, 2018 in New York, President Trump denounced the criminal gang MS-13 and announced that the U.S. will begin to deduct foreign aid from countries whose residents illegally enter the United States:

“Many of these countries we give tremendous amounts of aid to. Tens of millions of dollars. And we’re working on a plan to deduct a lot of the aid. We’re going to work out something where every time someone comes in from a certain country, we’re going to deduct a rather large amount of money from what we give them in aid, if we give them aid at all. We may just not give them aid at all.”

After another panelist mentioned foreign countries refusing to accept deportees, President Trump said:

“They’ll let you think they’re trying to stop this. They are not trying to stop it. I think they encourage people… They don’t want the people that we’re getting. Despite all of the reports I hear, I don’t believe they’re helping us one bit. and it may be that’s the way life is. We know where these people are coming from. We’re looking at our whole aid structure and it’s going to be changed very radically. It’s already started.”

MS-13 was founded in Los Angeles in the 1980s among refugees from El Salvador, where a U.S.-backed government fought communist rebels, with human rights violations on both sides. Many MS-13 members in the U.S. had illegally entered the U.S.

Trump did not specify which countries would be targeted.

According to USAID:

  • U.S. foreign aid to El Salvador fluctuates from year to year. In 2015, it was a record $332 million; in 2016, it was $75 million.
  • Mexico, the top home country of illegal immigrants in the U.S., received $87 million in foreign aid in 2016.

~Eowyn

25 responses to “Trump: Foreign aid to home countries of illegal immigrants will be cut

  1. It is about time. Use this money that is not being sent to countries that hate us to build the wall. Period. No debate. No issue. No discussion. Just it done!!!!!!

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  2. What a novel idea when an illegal breaks the law what ever the fine or if they murder someone money sent to their country should lose what ever confiscation to the victims of the illegals in this country. Hurt them where they feel it in the wallet. Why not take one yr and all the money going out use to help fix this country’s problems fix our home first then work on the rest of the world.

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  3. The greater question is . . . . our government was never set up to be an ATM machine for the benefit of foreign nations. It is evil that those in power allowed this nonsense to get started in the first place. Thank goodness we have a POTUS who is strong enough willed to plow into this debacle and actually do something about the everyday occurrence of illegals flowing over our Southern border. Foreigners have no inherent right to the blood, sweat and toil of US citizens.

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  4. Definitely.

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  5. This is wonderful!

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  6. Mist'ears Mom

    We should start tracking the costs of incarceration of illegal alien criminals that we the American citizens are currently paying to house, clothe and feed in OUR jails.
    Then deduct that amount from any foreign aid to any & ALL of the countries these folks are from. That’d be a good start IMO.
    Maybe we can ship the criminals back to where they come from in exchange for the aid?
    Only prob the libs will go crazy-cant do that – that would be mean ;(

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    • All of Mexico’s best lawyers would be figuring out ways to make this pay THEIR Country-OUR Attorneys would be engineering it to benefit the US-it’d become the “Battle of the Attorneys”.

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  7. STOP ALL FOREIGN AID ..

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  8. Let’s see how it will work out….

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  9. 87 MILLION For Mexico Alone???????? Kill it now and permanently.

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  10. For years and years I’ve been wondering WHY on EARTH we were NOT deducting from any and all aid or trade balances from Mexico…say…a million per illegal allowed through the Mexican border into our services illegally……(regardless of what country they originate from) just a round number. It could be more than worth a million in an illegal’s lifetime to tax-paying USA citizens. That’s what I call “making Mexico pay for the WALL.”

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  11. I’ve been saying this as long as I can remember. I’m glad he’s doing something along those lines. Up till now we’ve been treating Mexico as though they have no obligation in this. They continue to get foreign aid and special breaks while their citizens invade our country.

    This should only be the start. I think they should be forced to house those we convict and we should prosecute all that enter illegally.

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    • I agree. I went to a town hall meeting some years ago when Calif was in the red. I said something to the rep about the reason for the red was the cost of all the illegals. Her reply was no, that 90% of the budget went to our prison system. What she failed to mention to the assembled crowd is that a third of our prisoners are illegals! Why in hell are we paying for them? The fact is we get nothing from Mexico but their problems, and on top of it they act towards us, both government and people’s in a hostile uncooperative manner. I say to hell with them. Not only no more aid, Mexico should be classified as a regime hostile to the US and treated accordingly.

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      • I completely agree. To put this in simple terms, what if we were at war with Mexico? Would we say, “we can’t control the border. They’re gonna murder us in our sleep”? No, we would guard the border and shoot on site anyone attempting to cross without permission.

        How long do you think it would take for word to get out if we did that? We have these trade deals (that I can’t stand), and Mexico gets all sorts of perks. We get nothing. It wouldn’t take me a nano second to call them up and say “you’d better keep your riffraff home”.

        In a similar vein, they are still refusing to abide by federal law. Where are the federal marshals? If he is serious (and I’m not at all sure that he is), he shouldn’t say a word, he should just DO. After they’re all arrested he can tell the shills what he DID, not what he’s gonna do.

        I’m glad to hear that he plans to do this. We’ll see. To date every time he tells them what he plans to do they all get in a tizzy and find a commie judge to declare it illegal. The fact that Sessions, Rosenstein, Mueller, et al, are still strutting around in street clothes tells me all I need to know. They’ve got the “Israeli get out of jail free” card.

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  12. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    For your information.

    kommonsentsjane

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  13. Great idea! I wonder who thought of it? Trump?

    But will it take an “Act of Congress” to do it? Or can Trump himself begin the deductions? “HAND ME MY RED PEN, PLEASE … NOW!”

    (The funny writing pen photo from the other day would fit this story, with TRUMP at the ERASER end, lol!)

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  14. …………AND THE WINNER IS………U$! The right man chosen to do what no other men were able to do in so short time. This man is a genius, he really knows how to be a winner.

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  15. Reblogged this on On the Patio and commented:

    I say a moratorium on all foreign aid for “reevaluation” of their contribution to our security and economy. It would create a very short list of qualified recipients. IMHO

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  16. I propose all foreign aid be terminated except for help with catastrophic natural disasters. I looked at a list of countries and the dollar amount of aid we gave them in 2017. It was 50.1 billion. Many of the countries, as we know, are run by communist dictators who use very little, if any, of the monies for their citizens. This gravy train has to permanently end.

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