House Republican calls for Marshall Plan for Central America to reduce migration

The only Republican congressman whose district lies on the southern border called for the United States to launch a Marshall Plan to address root causes of wide-scale migration from Central America.

Outgoing Rep. Will Hurd on Monday said the Trump administration is focused on short-term actions to lower the number of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border but must address the reasons that 977,000 people traveled to the southern border during fiscal 2019.

“There needs to be a Marshall Plan for the Northern Triangle where we array all government resources — OPEC, USAID, State Department, military, DOJ — against this problem,” Hurd said in an interview with
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