Joe Biden is not known for having good ideas, and now that he’s able to implement the bad ideas he does have, things are only getting worse.
This time, his open-borders approach to migration is having dire consequences for the migrants themselves.
President Joe Biden’s lenient immigration policies are attracting migrants from outside the Americas, who cross a dangerous Panamanian jungle to reach the U.S., a move that is reportedly resulting in the death of one out of every ten who dare take that route.
Known as the Darien Gap, a lawless wilderness stretch straddling Colombia and Panama, some analysts consider the region the most hazardous trail of all for migrants fleeing war, persecution, and poverty.
On Tuesday, the Epoch Times reported:
Roughly 10 percent of migrants who journey on the 7- to 10-day walk through the inhospitable Darien jungle, which extends into Panama from Colombia, don’t survive, according to war correspondent Michael Yon. … Of those who do survive come out with some sort of injury, disease, and haven’t eaten for roughly a week—the length of time it takes to complete the trek.Breitbart News
The Democrats always claim to care about migrants and minority groups, yet when their own policies contribute to people from those groups dying, they have nothing to say.
If Joe Biden hadn’t set out to loosen immigration rules, then all of these migrants wouldn’t be trying to come to America.
In the age of social media, anything that Joe Biden says immediately gets shared all over the world.
So it’s deeply irresponsible to make statements which are going to lure migrants to America.
Especially when it means consequences like these…
After spending three months interviewing people who crossed Darien, Yon revealed that the trek is full of dangers, with migrants getting robbed, caught up in flash floods, muddy waters, falling off cliffs, and contracting the potentially deadly yellow fever or cholera diseases.
Yon learned from the interviews that of the people who successfully make it through the jungle, almost all of them witnessed somebody die before their eyes or saw a body.Breitbart News
If America First policies were in place, then it wouldn’t matter how attractive America seemed to migrants. They would know it wasn’t worth the journey because they’d be blocked from entering the country.
But when you have America Last policies in place, it’s a free-for-all for migrants.
And that doesn’t just harm America, it harms migrants too.
So far, this relaxed approach to border control has increased the numbers of migrants attempting to reach the US by a factor of five.
Early this month, Bloomberg reported that Panama is struggling to handle a five-fold increase in migrants from Africa, Asia, Cuba, and Haiti, entering their territory illegally through the Darien jungle. An increase in illegal migrants entering Panama has served as a warning in the past for an impending wave of people from outside the Americas heading to the U.S.Breitbart News
The Democrats are causing pain, death, and struggle within America and beyond its borders.
These are just some of the relevant data points…
Many migrants sneaking into Panama have served as a warning for an impending wave of people, many from Africa, the Middle East, and other places outside the Western Hemisphere heading to the U.S.
So far, Haiti and Cuban migrants make up the bulk of the migrants illegally crossing the Darian Gap to enter Panama, Bloomberg noted.
Panama’s migration authorities documented 5,818 illegal foreigners trying to cross from Colombia in April, up 477 percent from January. Authorities are concerned that terrorists could be among those migrants.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) data revealed that almost 34,000 people from countries other than Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, or El Salvador, arrived at the U.S. southern border in April.
That month, U.S. Border Patrol encountered a record number of migrants (over 178,000), predominantly from the Central American Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico, marking an increase of nearly ten-fold from the same month last year.Breitbart News
This shows us the amount of trouble Democrats have caused in just a few months with only 1 policy area.
That’s why we need to get them out of power no later than 2024.
Then we can start fixing the damage they’ve done to our country.