Kamala Harris Unveils $4.2B in Central America Investments

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The Facts

  • On Monday, US Vice President Kamala Harris unveiled $950M in new private sector commitments in the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras — building on her plan to reduce mass migration to the US by creating economic opportunities in the home countries of many migrants.

  • In March 2021, Pres. Biden tasked Harris with leading efforts to curb migration which surged dramatically after he took office. Harris then focused her attention on El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, known as the "Northern Triangle."

The Spin

Democratic narrative

The Vice President's Central America Forward plan has been a great success and is humanely addressing the root cause of migration. The Biden White House is committed to a comprehensive strategy that will create sustainable and ethical solutions to mass migration. In just two years, the administration has made great strides.

Republican narrative

Harris has resorted to political stunts to hide from the fact that she and Biden have utterly failed to address the US border crisis. The US government cannot control what happens in other nations and should focus on efforts at home to secure America’s border and keep its people safe. Long-term plans sound nice, but they do nothing to stop tens of thousands of migrants from flooding into America every day.

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