Sending aid to Central America won’t stop migrants from coming
With the help of a docile media the growing crisis at the southern border has dropped from the headlines as an urgent problem. But the Biden administration has resorted to the age old Democrat favorite of throwing US taxpayer money at the problem claiming that’s the so-called humanitarian solution.
|The White House has announced $310 million in emergency aid to Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, collectively known as the Northern Triangle, to help refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons and other vulnerable populations. It’s meant in part to address what Vice President Kamala Harris has called the “acute factors” pushing people to migrate: recurrent drought, resulting food shortages, and the Covid-19 pandemic. Biden has proposed a broader $4 billion aid package over the course of four years that would grapple with the “root causes” of migration: poverty, lack of economic opportunities, climate-related issues, government corruption, and violence.|
|His (Clemens) research with Princeton PhD candidate Hannah Postel found that, among poor countries, foreign aid has not historically brought about anything more than small improvements in overall economic growth, job creation for youth, mitigation of civil conflict and human rights — all factors typically associated with rhetoric about the root causes of migration. There might be ways to improve the delivery of aid to these countries that is more effective and better targets factors that are driving people to leave, but at this point, it’s largely a matter of trial and error.|
Costly experimental with US taxpayer money is fine as long as it introduces more loyal Democrats into the voting population. Failure to reduce illegal immigration actually works to help Democrats accrue more political power.
If Democrats were confident their nominee actually received more than 80 million votes they wouldn’t have more troops occupying Washington, DC than Lincoln had defending the city during the Civil War. Not Joe Biden, Kim Jung Biden.