Clinton Urged to Suspend MCC Aid to Morocco

U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) wants funding from the Millennium Challenge Corp. for Morocco suspended following the deportation of 40 Americans without due process.

In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the U.S. legislator stressed that the move raises concerns regarding the Moroccan government’s compliance with MCC’s indicators of eligibility, six of which fall under the category of “ruling justly,” MoroccoBoard News Service reports.

“At a time when the United States owes more in debts and commitments than the total combined net worth of all Americans, it is unacceptable to provide $697.5 million in taxpayer dollars to a nation which blatantly disregards the rights of American citizens residing in Morocco and forcibly expels American citizens without due process of law,” Wolf said in the letter, copies of which were sent to MCC board members.

The U.S. has committed USD697.5 million for Morocco through an MCC compact.

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