“The President’s move, which will affect everything from development aid and humanitarian assistance to joint law-enforcement operations and anti-gang initiatives, will only make the crisis at the border worse.” The New Yorker’s Jonathan Blitzer: Trump’s Cycle of Self-Sabotage at the U.S. Border.

+ WaPo: “Until last week, U.S. officials held up El Salvador as proof that foreign aid could help curb migration. The partnership between the two countries drew praise from diplomats, members of Congress and even America’s top border enforcement official. Then President Trump announced that he was withdrawing economic assistance to the Central American country and its neighbors Guatemala and Honduras. ‘They haven’t done a thing for us.'” (America needs to rebuild its empathy infrastructure.)

+ AP: Trump considering naming an Immigration Czar. (A perfect choice of words…)