GOP Governors Trafficking Migrants to Sanctuary Destinations

The evil genius of red America

B Kean

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Only a fool would deny that there is an immigration problem at the borders of the U.S. But what is this problem and why does it exist?

In the terminology of the border patrol professionals, there are two kinds of encounters that concern them most: expulsions and apprehensions.

In the first one, the migrant is immediately expelled back to his home country which means there was no entrance at all into the U.S. The second one is when the migrant is apprehended, or detained at least temporarily.

In 2021 there were 1.6 million encounters, an increase from 400,000 during the fiscal year 2020. The drop in 2020 was due to COVID and not to Trump being president so Trumpists calm down. The last year of migration unaffected by COVID was 2019 and encounters were over 800,000.

Just like the increased demand for everything in the world post-COVID, so too the pent-up desire to migrate has probably been one of the main reasons there were so many encounters in 2021. In addition, the fact that Democrats are traditionally more humane than Republicans has also probably led to an increase and not because Biden is a bumbling fool as the Right would have us believe.

While Mexico led all countries in migration to the U.S., the collapsing societies of the Northern Triangle (Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador), experienced huge increases in departing citizens.

The region is among the poorest in the Western Hemisphere. In 2020, all three countries ranked near the bottom for the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita among Latin American and Caribbean states. Inequality and indigence have grown amid the pandemic. In July 2021, the Honduran government estimated that more than 73 percent of the country’s population lived below the poverty line, with nearly 54 percent living in extreme poverty (Turbulent Northern Triangle).

Unless the United States tries to facilitate stability in these countries, the flow of migrants is only going to increase and it doesn’t matter who is president.

A mom with three starving children is going to take any risk to get them fed and if that means taking her chances at…

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B Kean

The past holds the answers to today’s problems. “Be curious, not judgmental,” at least until you have all the facts. Think and stop watching cable news.