Pelosi Skeptical About Trump Migration Plan for El Salvador

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi raised concern about El Salvador’s ability to cope with a tough migration deal being pursued by the Trump Administration as she led a U.S. congressional mission to the Central American country on Friday.

On the second leg of a bipartisan delegation to the region, Pelosi and other Democratic lawmakers criticized Donald Trump’s immigration agenda at a time when the Republican president is pushing Mexico and Central America to clamp down on asylum-seekers.

The group raised skepticism about an agreement aimed at curbing migrant flows which the White House is seeking with El Salvador and Honduras, similar to one reached with Guatemala late last month under the threat of economic sanctions.

“I don’t consider it a solution,” Pelosi said. “When we were in Guatemala yesterday, we asked what the terms were of that agreement and they said it hasn’t really been written down, we haven’t seen what that is. So I think it remains to be seen as to whether that is even a good idea and I would not encourage it.”

Under that deal, Guatemala agreed to become a so-called “safe third country,” meaning migrants would be required to seek asylum in Guatemala rather than in the United States.

Guatemala suffers from rampant poverty and violence, and critics question its capacity to handle a surge in asylum applications from its impoverished, crime-wracked neighbors, El Salvador and Honduras, which Pelosi will visit on Saturday.

Representative Henry Cuellar, a Democrat from Texas, added: “We are of the opinion that it would be very difficult to do this, and for that reason we would like to do everything … to not have this type of deal.”

Pelosi and other members of the delegation denounced the Trump Administration’s policy of separating migrant families, which she called “totally completely unacceptable.”

Some also criticized the administration’s efforts to remove 200,000 Salvadorans from the United States by revoking their residency under a so-called Temporary Protected Status.

“El Salvador would not be able to absorb all those who are in the United States at this time,” said Lucille Roybal-Allard, a Democratic representative from California.

Representative Jim McGovern, a Democrat from Massachusetts, offered a stark assessment of U.S. foreign policy around El Salvador’s 1980-1992 civil war, which pitted leftist rebels against a string of U.S.-backed military governments.

Speaking at the University of Central America, site of a 1989 murder of Jesuit priests during the war, McGovern said:

“We took sides in that war, we provided a lot of military assistance, including to those who murdered these Jesuits without conditioning them on human rights.

“When the war ended, our aid dropped dramatically. We should have stayed and helped this country rebuild. We did not,” he added. “We deported gang members back to El Salvador … we have a moral obligation to this country.”

(Additional reporting by Delphine Schrank in Mexico City; Editing by Dave Graham and Sandra Maler)

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  1. Nancy Pelosi is skeptical about everything concerning Trump, but notice she does nothing to help the country or its citizens only illegals. I wonder, is she getting money from the cartels? Something is influencing her thinking.

  2. Charles,

    Now that you mention it, the “citizenship” question IS on all 4473s. So is the ethnic/racial identity question.

    I shudder to think if the gender question replaces the “sex” question. (I’m often tempted to answer yes instead of checking “M”).

  3. “El Salvador would not be able to absorb all those who are in the United States at this time,” Well, that’s too bad. They came from that country, now they can go back. Democrats shouldn’t have invited them here under false conditions in the first place. How are we supposed to absorb millions of illegals? Do we have all this extra money and jobs lying around to spend on another countries people. It’s time the U.S. stopped providing welfare for the entire world. Support our citizens and let other countries support theirs.

    1. Why would the population of the US want to move to El Salvador? It’s a shithole. (she’s obviously referring to those El Salvadorans here illegally. Too bad she didn’t say so).

      But….it would be the greatest mass “gentrification” ever undertaken. Let’s get Nancy and all the socialist wannabes to move there. They can reshape a country in their own image.

  4. Still proving, that the foreigners and illegal immigrants, are her main concern.
    Invasion: an incursion by a large number of people or things into a place or sphere of activity.
    Thus in essence, she is pandering to non-American citizens.
    While being paid American taxpayers.

  5. Joyce,

    1. while I wear a foilhat, I don’t subscribe to the whole NWO theory. On the other hand another group wants everyone’s lives (except their own) run according to an “elite” central government. They are called socialists a/k/a Commie-lites.

    2. Yes. El Norte is their land of milk and honey. I believe the Dim opposition to the citizenship question is worse than that. You cannot get an accurate count of the # of people legally allowed to vote.

    1. Have you noticed that the Democrats are opposed to the citizenship question on the Census (because they don’t want all their illegal votes identified), but they have no problem with the question being on their precious background checks (it’s on the 4473). It also proves that illegals DON’T have the same Constitutional rights as citizens, despite the claims of Pelosi, Schumer and the rest of the lying Democrats. They aren’t covered by the 2nd amendment. Lying, cheating, corrupt Democrats.

  6. She is an idiot!!!! She needs to move there and take care of them herself!!! She’s got the money with all the insider trading from the past administrations.

  7. Facts are that Pelosi & other congressional members are committing treasonous acts of deliberately undermining President Trump’s efforts to fix our immigtation laws which have been broken by these same deep state establishment traitors acting as congressional members.
    In response to democratic Jim McGovern of Mass. & his remark about we owe a debt to El Salvador because we deported gang members back to El Salvador. We the People are paying your salaries to represent America & Americans. We the People are not paying any of you traitors to represent the new world order. These gang members were gang members when they entered our country illegally and WITH shouldn’t we deport them back to whence they came. We have enough domestic criminals without accepting known criminals from other countries.
    My reply to “El Salvador would not be able to absorb all those who are in the United States at this time,” said Lucille Roybal-Allard, a Democratic representative from California” is the same as to the Mass, representative, You are being paid by Americans to represent America, not the new world order and neither can America absorb all those illegal immigrants in America now – nor can we absorb any more new world order’s recruited caravans of invaders on the way,
    My reaction to all of these democratic bleeding hearts who are still trying to undermine President Trump’s efforts to stop the influx of invading illegal alien immigrants, you are all traitors to this nation & acting as enemy combatants to this nation with your efforts to not only keep our border wide open for the new world order’s caravan after caravan of invading illegal aliens, but actually going to these countries to help them recruit & lure more of them here to crash our economy.
    IMO, you are not only enemy combatants but are GUILTY of breaking the LOGAN ACT by acting against our President and are the worst enemies of this nation because you are in positions to try to get by with this TREASON AGAINST AMERICA & AMERICANS and you are still working hand in hand with the new world order to destroy this nation from within in a last desperate hope of being able to salvage the new world order & avoid being held responsible for your TREASON & CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY!!!!
    Fellow AMericans – WE MUST ROAR LONG & LOUD FOR THE IMMEDIATE ARREST, DETAINMENT & PROSECUTION TO THE FULLEST OF THESE TRAITORS & ENEMY COMBATANTS TO THIS NATION BEFORE THEY DO MORE DAMAGE TO THIS NATION.
    We need some honest congressional members who will notice that we have too many homeless & poverty stricken in our own nation & we need to take care of our own before we consider taking in more poverty stricken & homeless. At least the poor in the South America area will have less trouble keeping warm during the cold winters than our homeless and poor will because their climate is less severe than ours. We also have many American citizens who do not have the necessary health care, as well as many veterans without adequate & prompt health care. Time to send these traitors to their MT trials for due process. Congressional members can be removed at any time when treason is involved & this definitely looks & smells like most of our democratic congressional members are active traitors & have been for decades. Time to stop paying these traitors for committing TREASON & crimes against humanity before they succeed in destroying this nation from within in order to save their own worthless traitorous aZZes from being held accountable.

    1. So if McGovern returned an item to the store he’d be obligated to the store? Where is the store’s responsibility in allowing/enabling defective items to enter the market?

      He’s wrong, but considering his electorate is MA, he may actually be representing its wishes.

  8. Bobblehead McGovern has two big questions:
    1. the Catholic church remains one of the wealthiest orgs on this planet. What is IT doing? Rebuilding? Hiring mercenaries to stop/kill the gangs? Let’s hear it.

    2. why should the US care, except to stem the flow of illegal invaders?

    1. The Vatican has been reported as one of the 3 largest cities connected to the new world order & is their world bank. London & Washington, DC are the other two and our CIA has been identified as the central hub of the new world order’s “shadow government” by former CIA agents. This fact should tell us how our entire federal government got so corrupt since it was established by HST in 1958;

  9. What part of “temporary” is Nancy ignoring? Just like the Haitians who came here over 20 years ago I ask: Why didn’t you apply for naturalization/citizenship? What disqualifiers might have applied to you?

    So if the El Salvadorans had a “vacation” it definitely was NOT a working one.

  10. What do you propose as an alternative Nancy? Will you house, feed, provide medical care for *ahem* refugees on your estates or SF compound?

    What part of they made it to another country says they are still exposed to the circumstances they fled? Why is it OUR business unless they go for the “gold” by coming here?

    What REAL solutions do you propose? It’s so easy to run your mouth but actual fixes are hard.

    1. They are coming here to live on all the government assistance p;rograms established for helping Americans when bad times hit, and are being illegally drained by all the illegal immigrant non citizens. This is why the democrats don’t want the question of citizenship on the census questionnaire. They don’t want us to know how many millions of illegal immigrants are living off the sweat of American workers, nor how many illegals are registered to vote illegally!

    2. Taking a page from history, Nancy, tear down your walls!

  11. Nancy and the rest of the liberals don’t seem to know that the presidents first obligation is to the welfare of Americans. We cannot and should not be responsible for the poor who “just want a better life” in every Central American country.They immigrants are costing the US taxpayer billions in support to say nothing of the cost of protecting the border from the river of migrants trying to get in to our country. Nancy and her cohorts are down there causing more trouble.

  12. Gotta love those Democrats. Everyone of them is of the opinion that anything Trump recommends just won’t work. But no suggestions come from any of their brain trusts. This fake concern is getting very old. Come on 2020!

  13. “we asked what the terms were of that agreement and they said it hasn’t really been written down, we haven’t seen what that is. So I think it remains to be seen as to whether that is even a good idea and I would not encourage it.” WOW! They got Pelosied and so did Pelosi. Did she encourage them to go ahead and sign to see what was in it? Anyone else concerned that our Congress (I’m sure on our dime) are now trying to solve OTHER countries problems! Even more interesting that only Democrats felt the need to go look for more voters, errr, I mean show support to these poor countries. Was McGovern suggesting we take back the deported gang members because of our “moral obligation” to this country? Which country Jim? The lines are getting blurry here.

  14. Of course El Salvador could absorb, reabsorb, 200,000 Salvadorans. The 200,000 Salvadorans are from El Salvador! Hello! There was room before they came here!

  15. Pelosi working against American interests and working in the interest of building the lefts illegal voting base.

  16. Is it surprising that the Left is more worried about other countries than they are the United States? Nah. We’re evil bullies.

  17. How about this Mr. McGovern: What about your moral obligation to THIS country and it’s citizens (your constituents/bosses)?

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