Sources: Biden officials snub Salvadoran leader in DC trip
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele, accompanied by members of the armed forces, speaks to supporters outside Congress in San Salvador, El Salvador. The Biden administration turned down a meeting request with El Salvador's president on an unannounced trip to Washington on the first week of Feb. 2021. But like other world leaders befriended by Trump, he faces an uphill climb pivoting to the Biden administration, which is seeking to undo those policies and has signaled its relationship with El Salvador is under review. Bukele insisted that the trip was private and that he didn't request any meeting with Biden officials. Legislation passed last year and supported by Democrats curbs U.S. foreign aid to El Salvador to fund the purchase of U.S. military equipment.
Wilson Introduces Bill to Suspend Deportations to Haiti During Pandemic
Washington, D.C. Today, Congresswoman Wilson introduced the Haitian Deportation Relief Act, which calls for the suspension of deportations of Haitian nationals until the COVID-19 pandemic has ended in both the United States and Haiti. Haitis minimal public health infrastructure is at severe risk of being overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. See also: FANM Urges Trump Administration to Stop Exporting the Coronavirus to Vulnerable NationsDeporting people to Haiti in the midst of a global pandemic is both inhumane and unsafe. Even before the pandemic, Haiti faced a significant political and economic crisis, said Rep. Eliot L. Engel, chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. I commend Representative Wilson for this crucial legislation.Continuing deportations to Haiti during this pandemic is reckless, but deporting individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, as ICE reportedly plans to do today, is unconscionably cruel.sflcn.com