On Monday, The New York Post reported the following:
There’s a reason the Biden administration is using secret flights to small airports to move unaccompanied minors who illegally crossed the border.
They don’t want voters to know just how many people are being waved right into the country, because President Biden understands that open borders might be the policy of progressives, but it’s not popular among the majority of Americans.
But you know who does realize these flights are happening? The people of Central and South America. Word travels fast that no one is getting deported, and that’s why they are paying money to smugglers to take their children on a perilous journey north.
That’s why there are so many heartbreaking images of toddlers literally being dropped over the wall, abandoned in the wilderness.
There were a staggering 18,958 encounters between the Border Patrol and unaccompanied children in July. In August, the figure was 18,847.
That’s up 655.6 percent from the previous year.
Generally speaking, people don’t do things under the cover of darkness unless they are doing something they want to hide.
The article notes:
Sometimes, these kids are placed with relatives already in the United States. Sometimes, they are placed with aid groups happy to help.
The parents of these children are willing to send the children on this very dangerous journey because they desperately want a better life for their children. Wouldn’t it make more sense for the parents to stand up and fight for change in their country that would make the journey unnecessary? The migrant caravans are an illustration of how badly America’s foreign policy has failed over past decades. America has poured money into South America. That money has gone to corrupt tyrants who have done nothing to help their people. Drugs, gangs, and lawlessness have been allowed to run rampant. I think we need to reconsider our foreign aid to South America and Central America and make it conditional based on the amount of corruption in the country. Stopping drugs at our border would also help decrease the power of the cartels by decreasing their income. It’s time for some common sense in America’s aid programs.