Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís talked about his concern on the migration flow in Central America, which includes people who travel or return from the United States. He stated that the issue will be part of his dialogue with Donald Trump’s government.
We are concerned about migrants that come or go to the United States because Costa Rica does not have the conditions to support the massive arrival of migrants that can exceed two or three times what we already have in the country,
the president told reporters.
Solís met with Home Secretary John Kelly and today he will be welcomed into the White House by Vice President Mike Pence.
Following Trump’s tough immigration policy, Kelly gave extensive powers to federal agencies to deport undocumented immigrants from the United States, whose numbers are estimated at 11 million people, mostly from Latin America.
Solís said that although immigration is a “sensitive issue” in Costa Rica, at the moment, the situation is not out of control, and he informed that his highest priority in his meeting with Kelly will be regional security.
Solís’ agenda in Washington coincides with the presentation of Trump’s first budget bill, in which the Republican leader proposes drastic spending cutbacks in international aid.
Solis remained cautious and urged people to wait for the bill to be discussed in Congress.