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USA commits more than $ 10B in support of Central America, southern Mexico so that immigrants can stay

The United States promised $ 5.8 billion in support and investment Tuesday in Central America and $ 4.8 billion in development aid for southern Mexico. US aid aims to promote better security and jobs as part of a regional plan to allow Central Americans and Mexicans to remain in their countries and not need to emigrate. (AP Photo / Rebecca Blackwell) The United States is setting up a regional plan to allow Central Americans and Mexicans to remain in their countries and not have to emigrate. US officials promised $ 5.8 billion in support and investment Tuesday to strengthen government and economic development in Central America and $ 4.8 billion in development aid to southern Mexico. The plan, which aims to promote better security and jobs, was announced in a joint statement from the US and Mexico released by the state department and read highly by Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard in Mexico. "In summary, I think this is good news, very good news for Mexico," said Ebrard. New President Manuel Manuel Lopez Obrador became poetic about the plan to provide jobs so people do not need to emigrate. "I have a dream I want to see become a reality … no one will want to work in the United States anymore," he said at a morning news conference before the announcement. Ebrard previously suggested that approximately $ 25 billion in US investment would be a suitable figure for which Mexicans and Central Americans have dubbed the "Alliance of Prosperity"…

The United States is setting up a regional plan to allow Central Americans and Mexicans to remain in their countries and not have to emigrate. US officials promised $ 5.8 billion in support and investment Tuesday to strengthen government and economic development in Central America and $ 4.8 billion in development aid to southern Mexico.

The plan, which aims to promote better security and jobs, was announced in a joint statement from the US and Mexico released by the state department and read highly by Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard in Mexico.

“In summary, I think this is good news, very good news for Mexico,” said Ebrard.

New President Manuel Manuel Lopez Obrador became poetic about the plan to provide jobs so people do not need to emigrate.

“I have a dream I want to see become a reality … no one will want to work in the United States anymore,” he said at a morning news conference before the announcement.

Ebrard previously suggested that approximately $ 25 billion in US investment would be a suitable figure for which Mexicans and Central Americans have dubbed the “Alliance of Prosperity” in the region.

The combination of public and private investment for the home expulsion does not require congress approval, unlike Trump’s signature project to support illegal immigration using a border.

Over 49,000 children passed the limit alone in the 201

8 financial year. The average length of time spent by children in homes has increased from 40 days in 2016 to 59 in 2018, according to federal data. There are currently over 14,000 children in 137 government homes across the country.

The United States has allegedly requested Mexico to allow migrants seeking asylum in the United States to stay in Mexico while their applications are being processed.

The government department issued a statement saying: “The United States commits $ 5.8 billion through public and private investment to promote institutional reform and development in the Northern Triangle,” a term relating to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

The new Mexican administration has said it is also interested in agricultural, forestry and tourism projects in southern Mexico and the United States said it will contribute to these efforts.

US Overseas Private Investment Corporation “is prepared to invest and mobilize $ 2 billion in additional funds for southern Mexico projects that are viable and attract private sector investment,” according to the statement. “This amount is in addition to the $ 2.8 billion in projects for Mexico through OPIC’s current investment pipeline.”

Ebrard said: “The commitments set here represent more than doubling of foreign investment in southern Mexico from 2019.”

It was unclear whether Mexico would give anything in return. A planned announcement on Mexico’s migration policy is postponed to Wednesday.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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