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$4 billion to support Central American economies after $1.5 billion donated since 2014

The Department of Homeland Security has released a newly drafted mass migration plan that emphasizes an “all-Western Hemisphere” approach as a solution to the worsening border crisis. Part of the plan includes efforts to improve living conditions outside the United States as the country faces the highest inflation since 1982.

The agency’s outreach plan emphasizes working with countries across the hemisphere on issues such as job creation, access to credit, improving cooperation on law enforcement and stimulation of industry. The paper blames the immigration crisis on the pull factors in the United States.

Goal projects include:

  • Promote appropriate migration policies, promote savings and investment opportunities to create jobs and develop sustainable livelihoods for the poorest and most vulnerable sectors.

  • Recognize remittances as an important source of capital in many countries of the hemisphere.

  • Strengthen the social inclusion of migrants.

  • Increase access to credit and microcredit

  • Improving security, among other factors, to reduce the impulse to migrate.

  • Stimulate the industrial and technological sectors.

  • Ensure appropriate legal protections, the defense of human rights and safe and healthy working conditions for migrants.

  • Reduce their conditions of vulnerability at work.

The document, provided by a high-level Department of Homeland Security source, lists several overseas factors that are believed to be contributing to increased irregular migration to the United States. Among them are COVID-19, extreme weather conditions, earthquakes and severe economic decline. All, according to the document, have been made worse by climate change.

The document offers little hope of increased enforcement along the southwestern border. The CDC’s Title 42 emergency authority that allows for the rapid deportation of some migrants from the United States is expected to cause a further surge in short-term migrants. As Breitbart Texas reported, the program will end soon. On Friday, the CDC announced the end of the program effective May 23 and will no longer be used as a removal mechanism for migrants who enter the United States illegally.

The new mass migration plan does not address domestic pull factors. Several migrant-removal pathway programs developed under the Trump administration were canceled at the start of the Biden White House. These programs included international agreements with Central American countries known as Asylum Cooperation Agreements (ASAs). These agreements provided a safe third country for asylum seekers to await the adjudication of claims.

Migrant protection protocols, another Trump-era policy, also known as the Remain in Mexico program, have also been halted. Under this program, tens of thousands of migrants were forced to wait in Mexico while the asylum procedure was carried out. Although reinstated by federal court order, the Biden administration is not subjecting most migrants to the program and is instead allowing many migrants to remain in the United States to wait.

The recently released DHS Contingency plan for irregular mass migration at the southern border is likely to prove a costly solution to the expected increase in migrants encountered at the southern border.

US fights ‘root causes’ of annual aid amounts

2021-24 (total projection) – $4 million

2016 — $750 million

2015 — $560 million

2014 — $260 million

President Biden has pledged to invest $4 billion throughout his presidency to address the root causes of migration in Central America. As of October 2021, the Biden administration has provided over $331 million in humanitarian assistance to Central America and Mexico. As vice president, Biden oversaw previous attempts to use US taxpayer dollars to address root causes in 2014. That year, Biden met with Central American leaders in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, pledging more than $260 million to deal with a wave of unaccompanied migrant children. arriving at the US-Mexico border and other security issues in the region. In 2016, $750 million was sent to the region in another attempt to tackle the root causes of migration. This amount represents a 34% increase from the $560 million allocated to the region in 2015.

The injection of additional funds to Central American governments in the Northern Triangle is likely to end up in the coffers of those least destined to receive them. Governments in the region have a history of corruption. According to the Council on Foreign Relations, corruption in the Northern Triangle results in the loss of $13 billion a year, or more than 5% of GDP.

Southwest Border Mass Irreg… by BreitbartTexas

Randy Clark is a 32-year veteran of the United States Border Patrol. Prior to his retirement, he served as the Division Chief of Law Enforcement Operations, directing the operations of nine Border Patrol posts in the Del Rio, Texas area. Follow him on Twitter @RandyClarkBBTX.

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