Listen: US cuts off federal aid to Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras
"Not only is President Trump threatening to close the border between Mexico, and the US he is planning to cut aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras from where most migrants come ABC news chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl secretary of homeland security Kirstin Nielsen had just this week praised Mexico for helping the United States to deal with this issue. She had just worked out what she called an historic agreement with El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala to deal with the issue. Now, you have the president cutting off aid or saying he's going to cut off aid to those countries and threatening to close off the border. So it remains to be seen whether he follows through with threat, but it would undoubtedly have big economic repercussions. If he does what Nielsen said acting White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, hours ago here since right to to thank them for their words, but we need"