McCarthy: Cash Payments to Central America Insults Millions of Jobless Americans

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said Friday that President Joe Biden’s plans to send cash to Central American countries is an insult to the millions of unemployed Americans. Southern border coordinator for the White House Roberta Jacobson first told Reuters last week that the Biden administration is considering the plans as part of a move to alleviate the economic problems that motivate people from Central America to leave for the United States. Jacobson didn’t specify which entity would be potentially obtaining the cash but the payments in consideration are aimed at people from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, which make up for the vast majority of illegal immigration presently occurring at the southern border. “President Biden wants to try and buy our way out of his border crisis with taxpayer money. The administration is spending $60 million a week, and now wants to launch a cash transfer program in Central …

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