Joe Biden’s Open Borders Harm Other Nations
President Joe Biden’s open-border policy is destroying poor countries by extracting their youth and enriching their criminals, says GOP Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla).
“Despite all the rhetoric from the Biden administration about wanting to help stabilize poorer countries so their citizens don’t want to leave, the administration’s policies are doing the exact opposite,” Rubio said in an op-ed. of May 25. He continued:
Lure [migrant] people far from home with political promises and fueling cartel industries are making matters worse in Mexico, Guatemala and beyond. And yes, it also makes things worse in the United States.
What world do we want to leave to our children? One with a growing and increasingly desperate pool of would-be emigrants? Or one in which people do not feel the need to flee their communities for a better life elsewhere? The latter sounds much better than the former to me. But we will only achieve it if we secure the border.
Biden’s migration policies “suck the life out of these countries,” Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, told Breitbart News.
Americans need a term to describe Biden’s damaging migration policy, she said. “I thought about ‘Parasite,’ but I don’t think that’s quite it,” she said, later adding that it could be described as “‘Vampire Migration’…until which I find a better term.”
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Rubio’s move to shine a light on the foreign damage caused by Biden’s policies comes as other Republicans, such as Rep. Wesley Hunt (R-TX), shine a light on the damage to American cities. News reports highlight the large number of migrants killed trying to reach Biden’s reception.
Vaughan explained how Biden’s welcoming of illegal migration destroys small countries:
As this is an illicit activity, it is carried out by criminal organizations. Thus, human trafficking is dangerous for migrants and enriches [local] cartels whose power then increases and therefore their ability to disrupt civil society is all the greater.
But on another level, it causes the development of a mindset in the population of the countries of origin according to which their only hope of a decent life is to migrate to a richer country. Instead of finding ways to have a good life where they are, instead of trying to run a business and survive on their minds and ideas in their home country, they don’t Don’t even consider it because it’s easier to take off for the United States.
So they don’t build their own communities. They are not creating jobs and wealth in their country of origin. They simply abandon these countries…. the grass is so irresistibly green in the United States that they don’t even think about what they can do in their own community. It’s a very destructive state of mind..,. he develops a defeatist mentality.
The hollowing out of Central American countries, she said, “guarantees rickety economies, weak civil society, ineffective leadership and growing instability… [so] more and more people will simply want to leave.
Rubio’s op-ed also noted that Biden’s policies are helping cartels get deeper into Central American countries:
Those who call for the opening of borders, explicitly or implicitly, directly or indirectly, are partly responsible for this suffering. By giving people hope for something that just isn’t possible – the ability for anyone in need to enter the United States – they unleash a spirit of anarchy that organized criminals are bound to exploit for their own benefit, to the detriment of all others.
Biden’s migration policy is also a lifeline for regional dictatorships, Vaughan added;
The existence of illegal migration as a safety valve helps sustain these authoritarian governments in places like Cuba, Venezuela, and other countries in the hemisphere. It relieves them of the responsibility to make improvements to the economy and the quality of life. They know that unhappy people will just leave and that’s fine with them, as it allows them to better control the population that remains.
The extractive power of the half-open American frontier is widely recognized in Central America, in part because many towns have half-American-style mansions whose owners still work blue-collar jobs in Texas, New York or Indiana.
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In 2019, the the wall street journal described the impact on Guatemala long before Biden decided to increase migration numbers. The headline read: “Chronic poverty deepens at home as young people head to Mexico and the United States; ‘the border is a magnet’” and the lede reported:
COLOTENANGO, Guatemala—Gloria Velásquez is used to saying goodbye. Four of her six siblings have emigrated to the United States and she too plans to go north with her 9-year-old daughter.
Ms Velásquez said her four siblings in the United States encouraged her to join them. His daughter Helen Ixchel enjoys teaching language and math to other children. She wants to learn English and become a teacher.
” I’m a little scared [about going to the U.S.] after hearing all the news about the suffering of migrants at the border. But it’s my daughter’s biggest dream,” Ms. Velásquez said.
The federal government has long pursued an unpopular economic policy of extractive migration. This policy resembling colonialism extracted large amounts of human resources from needy country, reduces beneficial trade, and uses imported workers, tenants, and consumers to grow Wall Street and the economy.
The influx of migrants succeeded forced to lower the salaries of Americans and also boosted rents And housing costs. The influx also caused many native-born Americans to abandon their careers in a wide variety of industries and contributed to the increased death rate poor Americans.
The murderous policy also sucks jobs and wealth from the central states by subsidizing coastal investors with a flood of low-wage workers, high-occupancy renters and government-assisted consumers.
The influx of people also reduce policy weight native Americans, as population replacement allows elites to separate from needs And interests ordinary Americans.
Migration – and especially labor migration – is unpopular among swing voters. A 54% majority of Americans say Biden is authorizing a southern border invasion, according to an August 2022 poll commissioned by the center-left National Public Radio (NPR). The 54% “Invasion” majority included 76% Republicans, 46% independents and even 40% Democrats.