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President Trump has agreed to release $143 million in foreign aid to Central America, money the president froze earlier this year to put pressure on the governments of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador during a migration surge at the U.S. southern border.

In a tweet Wednesday, Trump praised the three governments for signing new accords with the United States that will potentially allow the Department of Homeland Security to send asylum seekers from the U.S. border back to Central America. Since striking the deals, Trump has gone from blasting those countries and threatening them with tariffs to heaping praise on their efforts.

The article goes on to state the following:

The president did not specify how much money he had authorized, but a person familiar with the decision said the amount for the three nations totals $143 million. The decision does not restore all of the money Trump suspended, some of which has been diverted to support the Venezuelan opposition.

Trump tweeted:

“Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador have all signed historic Asylum Cooperation Agreements and are working to end the scourge of human smuggling. To further accelerate this progress, the U.S. will shortly be approving targeted assistance in the areas of law enforcement & security.”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted:

“Earlier this year the U.S. temporarily suspended aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, & Honduras until they took sufficient action to reduce the number of migrants coming to our border. Thanks to @realDonaldTrump’s policy we’re seeing great progress & will resume targeted aid today.”

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