mandag 10. januar 2022

Stop relying on China. Move the supply chain to Central America

In July, 200,000 migrants were apprehended at the southern U.S. border, a 21-year high, according to an analysis by Pew Research. It’s no surprise that this unprecedented, post-COVID-19 surge in migration has stretched our immigration, asylum and border systems to the breaking point.

This surge is a full-fledged humanitarian disaster, but like so many other governance challenges, our immigration crisis is a symptom of a much broader set of risks and dangers facing the U.S. and its neighbors in the Western Hemisphere. Chief among them is widespread, endemic corruption in many countries where the use of bribes, threats and deadly force on the average citizen has forced many to seek refuge elsewhere. Migrants are, quite literally, running for their lives.