Delaware Public Media: Sen. Carper supports aid to Central America over funding wall

Delaware’s senior senator is weighing in on the partial government shutdown and President Trump’s plan to fund construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border.

One area where he agrees with the President is Trump’s depiction of the United States’ southern border as a humanitarian crisis.

Carper says the root cause of the crisis is families fleeing violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to seek asylum in the United States, and he blames the violence in those Central American countries on the illegal drug market in the US.

“We are complicit in the misery of the people in those countries,” said Carper. “We need to help.”