6:59 PM PT — Saturday, Dec. 28, 2018
El Salvador says it’s taking major efforts to stem the flow of migrants leaving the country in hopes of making it to the United States.
The nation’s government, in a statement over the weekend, said it’s been investing in national economic and social programs to help Salvadoran citizens.
As well, it claims it’s been able to reduce emigration by sixty-percent so far this year.
President Trump has increasingly placed pressure on Mexico, and other Latin American countries, to block migrant caravans before they make it to the southern U.S. border, pressure the President says is proving effective.
Speaking on the efforts to curve immigration, President Trump credited Mexico with “doing a good job.” He adds he wants to see the country’s officials to move immigrants back to their country of origins, and mentions El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala specifically.
The President has pledged to stop donating aid to Latin American countries where the migrant caravans have originated from.