Biden’s admin is also going to continue some of Trump’s policies like working with the Central American countries to tackle problems cause migration.
President Joe Biden has put Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of slowing down the migrant surge at the border. However, the White House did not call it a crisis.
They also blamed President Donald Trump for the crisis, but a deeper look shows the Biden administration will continue some of Trump’s policies.
Harris in Charge
“President Biden said during the transition, whatever the most urgent need, he would turn to the vice president, and today he is turning to the vice president,” explained one official.
- Harris will lead efforts with Mexico and the Northern Triangle (Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador) to manage the flow of unaccompanied children and migrant families arriving at the border in numbers not seen since a surge in 2019.
- “Starting today, the Northern Triangle nations and Mexico will know there was one senior official dedicated to this effort. To be very clear, this is an important task,” a senior administration official told reporters during a conference call.
- The first goal will be stemming the flow of illegal migrants to the U.S.
- In a broader context, Harris also will work on establishing a strategic partnership with the Central American countries “based on respect and shared values,” another official said.
- The work will be conducted with the understanding that “these countries are our friends and our neighbors. They are members of our shared community of the Americas and within the Western Hemisphere.”
Trump’s Fault, But Let’s Continue His Work
If Trump is at fault, why did the Biden administration echo his sentiment that the Central American countries need to address their problems?
My jaw dropped when I read this at Axios:
- [State Department’s special envoy to the Northern Triangle Ricardo] Zúñiga and other top border officials left earlier this week for Mexico and planned to go on to Guatemala with the goal of addressing local problems fueling the migration north.
- They include lax responses to the coronavirus pandemic, rampant crime, as well as the aftereffects of two hurricanes that blew through the region.
- “They shouldn’t have to come to the United States to seek that freedom and opportunity, and that’s what she’ll be working toward.”
- Among the items to tackle are local corruption and ways to improve local economies.
Trump and a few of his counterparts in Central America shared those same views. Of course, the MSM would never repeat their words.
In July 2019, El Salvador President Nayib Bukele said he needed to fix the country. They leave for the U.S. because there aren’t any jobs in El Salvador, and there’s too much crime.
Bukele made it known he wanted to work with Trump to fix all of the problems.
A few weeks later, Trump announced the “Safe Third Country” agreement with Guatemala. The deal meant Guatemala would allow migrants from El Salvador and Honduras to apply for asylum in the country instead of the U.S. border. The migrants could still come to the U.S. if they made the same protection claim.
In October 2019, Bukele and Trump’s administration worked together to extend protections for El Salvador immigrants who came to America in 2001 after devastating earthquakes. They received the protections under the program Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
It’s Trump’s fault, you guys. But we’re going to keep up his efforts working with nations in Central America.DONATE
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