(TheConservativeTimes.org) – Senior U.S. officials told media outlets that the US would announce additional development assistance for Western Hemisphere nations hosting migrants on Friday to reduce migrant arrivals at the U.S.-Mexico border and boost economic cooperation.
At the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity (APEP) Leadership Summit on Friday, President Joe Biden will host Latin American and Caribbean leaders at the White House to address economic challenges and migration. The White House expects officials from Canada, Mexico, Barbados, Chile, and Colombia to attend Friday’s meeting. The official said Panama wants to boost immigration vetting and deportations if funding becomes available.
The US is creating a new funding platform with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which supports Latin American and Caribbean economic growth. One official indicated the U.S. would increase bank donations. The new IDB funding platform would be part of a package with private and other funding from donors to sustain this welcome culture in the area, the senior official added. The goal is to boost regional economic prospects to deter migration to the U.S.
A second official said Latin America could compete worldwide in clean energy, medical supplies, and semiconductors, and improved collaboration may help improve aerospace work, which it has lagged in.
Under Democrat President Joe Biden the US has faced an unprecedented number of migrants entering the southwest border, drawing condemnation from Republicans and Democrat mayors who claim their communities have been unable to provide residence and food.
Reports also show Denver, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Houston’s far-left mayors have asked the Biden government for an unprecedented $5 billion in federal subsidies. This proposal comes as “sanctuary communities” face rising expenses as a result of their liberal immigration policies.
Border Patrol agents have arrested roughly 100 Syrians and 50 Iranians since the beginning of October, indicating that the surge of special-interest Migrants who cross the border from Mexico persists early in the New fiscal year.
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