U.S. budget cuts augur badly for immigration fight: IADB chief

June 5, 2017 By Gabriel Stargardter MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed spending cuts for Central America are “not a good sign” for efforts to reduce immigration from the poor, violent region, the head of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) told Reuters on Monday. Trump’s austere 2018 budget proposal, which is unlikely to get legislative approval, envisages slashing U.S. aid to Guatemala by almost 40 percent from 2016. Aid for Honduras and El Salvador would fall nearly a third, according to last month’s proposal. The vast majority…

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