President Biden will dedicate $46 million in extra financing to meet “startling critical displaced person and movement needs,” the White House reported Friday.
Why it is important: The flood of travelers at the southern line is quite possibly the most unmistakable emergencies confronting the organization. Traveler fears at the boundary stay almost 20-year highs, Axios’ Stef Kight composes.
The funding will be pulled from the Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund and go to international organizations “related to the humanitarian needs of vulnerable refugees and migrants in Central America and third countries in the region.”
The big picture: Vice President Harris recently met with leaders in Guatemala and Mexico to discuss corruption, human trafficking and migration, part of the Biden administration’s effort to stem border crossings by addressing the root causes of migration.
Biden is considering bringing back a policy that would allow the U.S. government to more quickly deport families who illegally cross the border from Mexico.
Maritime smuggling of people into the United States has also been on the rise. Two recent capsized boats near San Diego and Key West showed the deadly consequences.