Giammattei said that physical barriers can be crossed, but additional opportunities in one's homeland compels citizens to stay.
"Mr President, did you withdraw money from Central America to punish them?" Fox host Laura Ingraham asked. Former President Donald Trump replied "Absolutely, that's right."
Of the more than 100,000 migrants who crossed the southern U.S. border in February, Customs and Border Protection reported that more 44,000 came from from the three countries known as the Northern Triangle: Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. A central reason for the exodus is gang violence.
The U.S. has refused to sign onto a United Nations agreement asking member nations to accept refugees from regions devastated by climate change.
"Let's tie the aid to actually dealing with the corruption and make sure that there is transparency," the Ohio Republican said.
Thousands of Hondurans pressed toward the Mexico border in hopes of arriving in the U.S. just in time for immigration reform from the Biden administration.
President-elect Joe Biden will reportedly send an immigration reform bill to Congress on Wednesday.
Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) said he had been briefed by Homeland Security officials about their preparations for higher numbers of people arriving at the border from Central America.
The storm hit Nicaragua as a category 4 hurricane on Monday and is expected to dissipate after moving through El Salvador today.
"Due to current restrictions and to not overrun the country's capacity, there are currently only two weekly flights with a total of 50 passengers each," Guatemala Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ana Patricia Letona said Tuesday.
Ballgames played an important role in the civilizations of ancient Central America.
An apparent new policy shift allows the government to reject applications that are not properly filled out.
Human rights advocates have warned that Guatemala is no "safe third country."
After an unauthorized entry into the United States, Gramajo became a cornerstone of the Houston immigrant community.
"Limiting the temperature increase during the 21st century will help to avoid it," an expert told Newsweek.
Guatemala's newly-elected leader has also railed against the "safe third country" agreement signed between his predecessor and President Donald Trump.
If the group makes it to the southern border of the U.S., it will join thousands of other Central American migrants who are still in Mexico awaiting asylum hearings.
Sunday morning's Fox & Friends applauded President Donald Trump's directive to cut aid to Central American countries by declaring, "Trump Cuts U.S Aid to 3 Mexican Countries."
Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that immigration issues along the southern U.S. border were not the fault of Mexico.
"I don't understand why members of this committee or the American people should find any testimony that you give today to be truthful," Congresswoman Ilhan Omar told U.S. special envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams.
"My brother is such a survivor and he's so strong."
One of the alleged kidnappers considered a 14-year-old victim his wife.
"It's been more than a decade that we've had a child pass away anywhere in a CBP process so this is just devastating for us," Customs and Border Patrol commissioner Kevin McAleenan told "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday.
"Merry Christmas everyone - here's to a holiday filled with happiness, family, and love for all people. (Including refugee babies in mangers + their parents.)" the Democratic congresswoman-elect wrote.
"It's like I have been saying over and over again, a wall can prevent these types of heartbreaking stories, once people know they can't get in. They're not going to come."
"Border Patrol agents took every possible step to save the child's life," Customs and Border Protection spokesperson Andrew Meehan said.
Hania Aguilar was kidnapped from outside her house in North Carolina last month. Her body was found three weeks later.
The toddler has been treated and detained along with family members, Customs and Border Protection said.