For a number of years, it has been well established that the governments of several Central American countries are involved in the movement of migrants northward into the United States. What is perhaps less well known is that the Biden administration is not only aware of this process but is actively supporting this practice by providing significant funding.
Both Panama and Costa Rica are engaged in a practice known as “controlled flow.” It is sometimes perhaps more accurately described as “catch, rest, and release.” It works like this.
Colombia allows thousands of migrants from all over the world to enter and then feeds them into Panama. Panamanian police then shepherd the migrants in groups through a series of camps on their way north to Costa Rica. From there the Costa Rican government begins the same process shuttling people northward on their way to the United States. It is intended to take a chaotic process and make it more orderly and controlled. It not only does not prevent people from making it to the United States, but it also makes the whole trip safer and more comfortable.
The U.S. government isn’t just aware that this process is ongoing. It helps fund it.
The State Department provides aid to make the trip easier.
“In Panama, through our international organization partners, the United States provides basic humanitarian aid to asylum seekers, refugees, and vulnerable migrants, and supports efforts to increase access to local services,” said a State Department spokesman.
The same State Department official in classic bureaucratic double talk characterized the U.S. government efforts this way. The State Department “promotes integration opportunities that give these vulnerable populations a viable alternative to continuing a journey northward irregularly.”
U.S. humanitarian assistance to migrants in Panama is according to the Department of State part of “the Biden Administration’s vision for safe, orderly, and humane migration, and for addressing shared regional migration challenges, including forced displacement, collaboratively.”
Translation: Joe Biden is using your money to make it easier for people to make it into the United States illegally.
In an article in Foreign Policy magazine, Panama’s Foreign Minister, Erika Mouynes, acknowledged that Panama’s “controlled flow” system was set up with the help of U.S. authorities.
Lest you think that someone is now working to cut off the funding for the movement of illegals into this country, the U.S. Government just announced that it was providing another $20 million to nearly 700,000 asylum seekers, refugees, and vulnerable migrants in Central America and Mexico.
The additional funding provided through the Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), will “help meet urgent humanitarian needs,” and brings the total humanitarian assistance for Central America and Mexico to more than $331 million for Fiscal Year 2021.
According to the Department of State, the additional funding will support increased access to international protection, access to mental health support, legal assistance, shelter, and healthcare, including prevention and treatment of COVID-19.
“Through this new humanitarian assistance, the United States is advancing our mission to collaboratively manage migration in the region, including by promoting access to protection and increasing the U.S. response to urgent humanitarian needs in Central America and Mexico. This is part of the Administration’s comprehensive approach to supporting safe, orderly, and humane migration while also addressing the root causes of irregular migration in the region.”
You can’t get much clearer than that. It is now the mission of the United States to support “safe, orderly, and humane migration.” Not content with simply erasing the border and stopping deportation, the Biden administration has decided to spend your money helping illegal immigrants get here. It is actively supporting the migration of what will soon be millions of people into our nation.
We should keep in mind when pondering the implications of this fact, that the people flooding across our southern border are not simply poor Central Americans looking for a new life. People from all over the globe are now being moved as if on some giant conveyor belt to South and Central America and then into this nation. Placards placed along the southern border telling migrants lost in the desert how to call for help are increasingly in Chinese as well as Spanish and English.
No one has any idea who most of these people are. How many terrorists may be among them is unknown. What diseases they may be carrying is similarly unknown.
What is clear, especially now that the Biden administration has ended workplace enforcement of immigration laws, is that those coming here who intend to work will be taking jobs from Americans and encouraging an underground, black-market economy. Those who choose not to work will be drawing benefits and living off public assistance, funded by the same Americans increasingly put out of work.
Nothing about any of this benefits the average working American. That much we know. But Biden and his cronies .don’t have time to worry about that. They are focused on making sure migration is “safe, orderly, and humane.”