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Democrats see Trump aid cut boosting immigration

Congressional Democrats say President Donald Trump's move to cut aid to three Central American countries will only increase the flow of immigrants to the United States.

The State Department's announcement that it would be cutting aid to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala at Trump's order came as leading House Democrats were on a congressional visit Saturday to El Salvador.

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel and other lawmakers say in a statement that U.S. aid is helping those countries deal with the root causes of migration by families and children.

The Democrats call Trump's move "entirely counterproductive."

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