Washington D.C., Apr 3, 2019 / 18:00 pm
While the United States threatens to cut funding to Central America in response to immigration issues, critics say the cutbacks will only aggravate concerns about immigration and illegal border crossings.
U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that roughly $500 million will be cut from aid going to Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.
The plan has received pushback from social service organizations, including Catholic Relief Services.
Sean Callahan, president and CEO of CRS, decried the decision in a statement on April 2.