The top U.S. diplomat to Latin America quit Wednesday after a reported disagreement with the Trump administration new hardline immigration stance in Central America.
“Two officials and a congressional aide said Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Kimberly Breier stepped down earlier this week, although they offered differing reasons for her departure,” according to Associated Press. “They say Breier cited personal reasons for her decision, but the two officials suggested it was prompted by differences over a recent migration accord with Guatemala. The congressional aide said Breier’s departure was mainly driven by family responsibilities.”
Trump’s daughter Ivanka thanked Breier for her service in a Tweet.
“Thank you … Kim Breier for your friendship and great service. While Jared and I will miss working with you, we are happy that Emma will now get to see more of the mom she is so proud of!” she said.
Breier served on the National Security Council during the George W. Bush administration, which both engaged in a trillion dollar “War on Terror” in the Middle East, and left our southern border wide open for illegal aliens to cross unfettered.
Two weeks ago, Trump and Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales signed the Guatemala Accord, making the country a “safe third” nation, meaning that Central American migrants moving north from countries like Honduras an El Salvador will have to seek refuge there before they can continue on the United States. It is a small step in curbing the crisis of illegal immigration that plagues the United States.
“This landmark agreement will put the coyotes and the smugglers out of business,” Trump said in a press conference. “These are bad people. These are very, very bad, sick, deranged people who make a lot of money off other people’s miseries. It’s going to provide safety for legitimate asylum-seekers, and stop asylum fraud and abuses system.”
“This is also transformative in the step it will take, and the many, many steps it will take for security and safety. For Guatemala, it signifies the incredible bright future for their country. This agreement will usher in a new era of investment and growth for their nation, and sets the stage for cooperation between our countries and expanding access to the H-2A visa, which is your agricultural workers and farm workers.”