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U.S. Decision To Cut Central America Aid Could Worsen Migrant Crisis, Experts Say

The Trump administration notified Congress that it will seek to suspend aid authorized in 2017 and 2018 to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, saying the money isn't helping ease the border crisis.

President Trump's call to cut aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras is raising concerns among lawmakers and national security and development experts, who say cutting aid will exacerbate the migrant crisis that is already crippling U.S. resources at the Southern border.

The administration notified Congress over the weekend that it will seek to suspend payments authorized in 2017 and 2018 to the three nations, whose citizens have constituted many of the tens of

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