April 12, 2021

Biden, Not Trump, Driving Border Crisis

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas summed up our border crisis in a statement he released March 16: “We are on pace to encounter more individuals on the southwest border than we have in the last 20 years.”

According to The Wall Street Journal, Border Patrol agents made about 75,000 arrests of migrants crossing illegally in January.

And, the Journal reports, “the government is seeing more children arriving each day than ever before, with an average of 523 children taken into custody by Border Patrol agents each day over the last three weeks …”

The basic factors driving those from the Northern Triangle of Central America โ€” Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador โ€” to want to come to the USA is no mystery.

Per capita income in the U.S., per the World Bank, is $65,298. In Honduras, it’s $2,575. It’s $4,620 in Guatemala and $4,187 in El Salvador.

The already-horrendous economic conditions in these countries were further exacerbated over the last year by the COVID-19 pandemic and by hurricanes.

However, the conditions that motivate people to consider entering the United States illegally and that motivate them to actually try it are different. They try to do it when they think they can succeed.

And for this reason, those wanting to do it followed our November presidential election carefully.

The New York Times quoted one such asylum seeker from Bolivia. “He’s our only hope,” she said of President Biden. “With Trump there was no hope. … Everything was going backward, backward, backward.”

Not surprisingly, Mayorkas put the blame on former President Donald Trump.

A ramped-up wave of migrants trying to enter illegally is Trump’s fault, per Mayorkas, not because he secured our borders but because he cut foreign aid to these Central American countries.

The root cause of the problem “is the poverty, violence, the persecution of people … of the Northern Triangle,” said Mayorkas. “And why we are seeing the surge now is in part because the funds that were dedicated to those three countries, to address the root causes, was discontinued under the Trump administration …”

Spoken like a true liberal.

The Trump administration announced a $560 million cut in foreign aid for these three Northern Triangle countries.

The waste and inefficiency of foreign aid money is legend and well documented.

The root cause of poverty, violence and persecution in these countries is corrupt, mismanaged governments, not the absence of U.S. taxpayer dollars.

Transparency International publishes annually its Corruption Perceptions Index, rating countries worldwide based on perceived corruption. Out of 180 nations rated, with 180 being the worst, El Salvador ranks 104, Guatemala 149 and Honduras 157.

In addition to our border problem, American taxpayers should be worried that those running our government now think sending hundreds of millions of U.S. taxpayer funds to the most corrupt countries in the world will solve their poverty problems.

But personal responsibility has never been a big point on the liberal agenda.

We might note that becoming an American immigrant once meant embracing the values of freedom and personal responsibility.

Today it means arriving to a culture dominated by critical race theory, where outcomes are government-mandated racial and ethnic head counting rather than work and personal initiative.

The fact that skin color and ethnicity may grant these potential immigrants from Central America special standing in the U.S. may give them further motivation to enter illegally.

Revealingly, Hispanic voters aren’t buying it. In a recent interview in New York Magazine, Democratic Party analyst David Shor discussed the 2020 election.

“Hispanic support” for Democrats “dropped by 8 to 9 percent,” noted Shor.

Hispanics are voting more like “white conservatives,” he says.

Big government and open borders are not selling well with Hispanic voters.

They don’t want the USA, the country they came to for opportunity, to become like the country they left.

Star Parker is president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education and host of the weekly television show “Cure America with Star Parker.” To find out more about Star Parker and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.

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18 Responses

    1. Biden is the WORST president (Except for ANY OF THE OTHER DUMBOCRAPS) that could possibly occupy the Oval Office, and it seems like a slap in the face of History that he should follow PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP in the office that so many fabulous presidents have occupied!! After the JOB OF WONDER that PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP ACCOMPLISHED, there is not many people that could follow in his footsteps! He accomplished more in his four years, (DESPITE THE NEGATIVE ATTEMPTS OF THE DUMBOCRAPS TO RUIN HIS PRESIDENCY for LONGER THAN HIS FOUR YEARS OF MAKING AMERICA BETTER)!! I challenge ANYONE TO DISPROVE THAT STATEMENT!! Now we are faced with the destruction of the southern border, and the desecration of the entire four 4 years of positive leadership of the hardest workng president we have had in over 200 years!!

      1. Biden is the WORST president (Except for ANY OF THE OTHER DUMBOCRAPS) that could possibly occupy the Oval Office, and it seems like a slap in the face of History that he should follow PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP in the office that so many fabulous presidents have occupied!! After the JOB OF WONDER that PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP ACCOMPLISHED, there is not many people that could follow in his footsteps! He accomplished more in his four years, (DESPITE THE NEGATIVE ATTEMPTS OF THE DUMBOCRAPS TO RUIN HIS PRESIDENCY for LONGER THAN HIS FOUR YEARS OF MAKING AMERICA BETTER)!! I challenge ANYONE TO DISPROVE THAT STATEMENT!! Now we are faced with the destruction of the southern border, and the desecration of the entire four 4 years of positive leadership of the hardest workng president we have had in over 200 years!!

  1. What a joke to blame President Trump, that was Bidenโ€™s campaign promise open borders! Thanks to him our country is being ruined ๐Ÿ˜ก

    1. You are right Trisha, yet people voted for this idiot. It is their fault this Moron is destroying this country.

    2. Trisha, You are 100% correct! This BONEHEAD is going to sink USA before we can stop him. His intelligent decision and shooting his mouth off about “LET THEM COME” has already caused a TOTAL MESS at the border, and it is so bad, they had to FORCE THE RELEASE OF THE PHOTOS before the DUMBOCRAPS would DARE TO RELEASE THEM,,,TEN TIMES WORSE EVEN THAN THE DEBAUCHLE CREATED BY THE BIG ZERO and his group! This is having such a terrible affect on the people trying to get across the border, as well as EVERY CITY AND PERSON DOWN THERE, AND THOSE PEOPLE COMING ACROSS ARE NOT TO BE BLAMED!!! AFTER ALL<<<THEY WERE INVITED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!! JUST THINK,, THE BIGGEST MAN IN AMERICA OPENED THE GATE!!!

  2. Biden has brains 95 below plant life. That is an insult to plant life.
    He is a follower and always will be. I just hope Kamala never becomes Pres. of USA.

    1. Sorry, Donald, but the chess-board is already set! Biden is a TOKEN PRESIDENT that was placed there when the entire PLOT was laid out! Biden is their “TOKEN” president, to hold the post til MAY OR JUNE, when KAMMMY will step in for a president that cannot handle the “STRESS” and PELOSER WILL MOVE INTO VP, and SCHUMMER WILL BE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE!! Just how much DAMAGE this will cause America is IMMEASURABLE!!! If there is a “CURE” for this abortion, it will have to come from the smartest people on earth, and we better hope it is resolved before the Chinese, Russia and North Korea can tear us apart!!

  3. Stupid Mofo!!! What can we expect from an IMBECILE picked by a demented IMBECILE??! All these morons are good for is destroying America and pointing fingers at others for their FAILURE AT EVERYTHING!!

  4. This nitwit is a joke and every country is laughing at us thanks to Biden and his cronies,when are people in power going to stop this clown from destroying our country further

  5. America needs to start making American citizens the number one priority. Lets get these unlawful, corrupt, brain dead politicians out of the country they are determined to destroy. Anyone see any nice oak trees.

  6. For heaven sakes democrats! No body believes what you are trying to push. Be adults, stop whining that you only did that because you’re afraid. Step up and accept responsibility for what you the left, ANTIFA, BLM, and democrats have messed up!. Let’s hear some real truth if you aren’t a bunch of pansies, tell how you messed up big time! Oh, and those mentioned are the real racist being anti white. Your all fake and stupid and I mean really stupid! If you are white and a farmer you can’t seek relief… This is called reverse discrimination and racist you’re really showing the yellow streaks on your backs but its creeping up onto your fronts. True Americans know you are jokes… The red noses you wear when you talk showed what you are…Clowns of Biden-Harris circus ..you look like!e a bunch of monkies trying to ride a surfboard riding the tsunami you created. Nice job on making yourselves even sound stupid. .

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