Who Would Have Guessed? Migration Crisis Worse Despite Biden's Pledge to Address 'Root Causes'

From Washington Examinerposted 2 weeks ago

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President Joe Biden pledged to end the migration crisis by addressing the root causes that have led millions to flee Central America for the U.S. southern border.

Sixteen months into Biden’s tenure, though, the situation at the U.S. border with Mexico is far worse, and the administration’s efforts to improve conditions in migrants’ home countries have not amounted to much.

Encounters of illegal immigrants at the southern border are at all-time highs.

More than 2 million migrants were stopped while attempting to enter the United States from Mexico without authorization in 2021.

As a presidential candidate, Biden said that rather than focus on measures to stop migrants at the U.S. border, he would resolve the factors that prompt people in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to abandon their home countries — namely, widespread poverty and the threat of violent crime. The three countries sit at the northern end of Central America, directly south of Mexico.

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