RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - U.S. President Joe Biden today asked Congress to invest US$861 million in Central America to curb irregular immigration, in addition to US$10 billion to help refugees and displaced persons around the world.
In his initial fiscal year 2022 federal budget proposal, a preview of the full request to be unveiled by the White House in the coming weeks, Biden called for "revitalizing" assistance to Central America at a time of soaring undocumented arrivals at the U.S. southern border.
The US$861 million included in the proposal are a "first step" to fulfill . . .