Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said President Joe Biden told him the US will send $4 billion to help development in Central America; plus Biden and Obama take a victory lap on ACA and more top stories in Democratic politics.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said President Joe Biden called him to pledge that the US will send $4 billion to help development in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, the Associated Press reported. Obrador said the two discussed the need to address the root causes of why types of people were migrating from Central America through Mexico to the United States.
During a visit to Guatemala on Monday, standing alongside Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, Vice President Kamala Harris let any potential migrants to the US know they would be turned back if they attempted to enter the country, Fox reported.
“I want to emphasize that the goal of our work is to help Guatemalans find hope at home,” Harris said. ” At the same time I want to be clear to folks in this region who are thinking about making the dangerous trek to the United States-Mexico border – do not come, do not come.”
A task force established by the Biden administration has found that over 3,900 children were separated from families at the border under a Trump administration “zero-tolerance policy.”
The report found that several hundred children were returned to their home countries, but fewer than 60 families are now in the process of being reunited, according to ABC, citing sources familiar with the task force report.
A milestone has been reached in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as Health and Human Services (HHS) has completed a tally finding that 31 million Americans are now covered by the program. Former President Barack Obama and President Joe Biden celebrated the success of “Obamacare” in a brief Zoom chat, MSNBC reported.
“We did this together,” said Obama, acknowledging Biden’s support of the program first established under the former president’s administration.
Florida and Alaska joined a lawsuit, bringing the total to 23 states who are suing the Biden administration over the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline, Political Insider reported.
The lawsuit alleges the cancellation of the Keystone pipeline project is “unconstitutional.”
Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen made the announcement, saying in a statement: “The fallout from the Colonial pipeline cyberattack made it very clear that we need more energy infrastructure, not less. The Keystone XL would get more oil … to American refineries to be sold to American consumers.