One of President Trump’s main promises to the American was that he would solve the border crisis. He even went so far as to say Mexico would pay for it. Now, in a strange twist, the Mexican government is asking Trump for $10 billion to boost their economies.
They must not watch the news very often, but Trump hasn’t been known to cave very often.
The United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean are the ones who proposed the United States fork over $10 billion. Their reasoning is so it will improve the economies in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. They think that by doing this these countries will improve and will stop illegally immigrating to the United States. What could possibly go wrong?
“Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the plan laid out by the [ECLAC] was the United States’ best option for stemming the flow of immigrants.”
“It goes to the root of the problem,” he reportedly said. “People migrate out of necessity, for a lack of job opportunities or because of violence.”
“Mexico is proposing that the United States finance seven projects designed to boost the economies of three Central American nations whose poverty and violence now pushes desperate migrants to travel north,” the Associated Press confirmed Thursday.
“Mexican foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard told reporters Thursday after meeting with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan that he plans to showcase the same proposal next week in Germany.”
Ummm, no. The best option for the United States is to build a wall and enforce our immigration laws currently on the books. The best option for these other countries is to adopt a free market capitalist system. Throwing away American taxpayer dollars will not solve their problems of corruption and socialism.
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While it’s unclear how Trump and his top officials will respond to the proposal, both polling data and the reaction on social media suggests that the American people don’t favor it.
If anything, they appear to believe the proposal is a form of blackmailing:
If the Trump administration were to capitulate to these demands, which seems unlikely, it’d mark an act of appeasement — one in direct contradiction to the president’s prior pledges.
It’s been the president’s contention from day one that slowing down and halting illegal immigration requires ramping up immigration enforcement and securing the border.
During the 2016 presidential election, the president promised to crack down on illegal immigration — which his administration has certainly done — and construct a sturdy wall along the southern border. The latter pledge is being carried out at this moment, albeit slowly.
But because of nonstop obstruction by left-wing judges and congressional Democrats, the president has been minimally successful in reducing illegal immigration.
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What remains unclear is how the president plans to move forward. Will he capitulate to Mexico’s demands, or will he keep fighting the long and tedious legal battles necessary to secure the border and halt the stampede of illegal aliens crossing into the U.S.?
I think it is painfully clear that Trump will not be sending a $10 billion band-aid that will do nothing to stop the bleeding.
What do you think Trump will do? Let us know in the comments below.