I see that when posts are written about immigration there is a common thread……they come for free stuff.
I do not agree….most people would stay home if they had the possibility of earning a living for their families.
I am looking at another Marshall Plan.
The US had a big idea after WW2….in a attempt to help rebuild a devastated Europe after war…..it was called the Marshall Plan.
The Marshall Plan, also known as the European Recovery Program, was a U.S. program providing aid to Western Europe following the devastation of World War II. It was enacted in 1948 and provided more than $15 billion to help finance rebuilding efforts on the continent. The brainchild of U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall, for whom it was named, it was crafted as a four-year plan to reconstruct cities, industries and infrastructure heavily damaged during the war and to remove trade barriers between European neighbors – as well as foster commerce between those countries and the United States.
Since the US has been ass deep in the events in Central America for 75 years then it should fall on our shoulders to help make it right.
In his 2013 book, “The Right to Stay Home,” activist and journalist David Bacon wrote of Mexican farmers finding themselves considering the difficult and dangerous trek to El Norte, after their livelihoods were destroyed by the cheap American corn flooding their country as a result of the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Bacon posed the question of whether there should be a “right not to migrate.” Today’s situation is more complex. Migrants now predominantly come from three separate countries—El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras—and for many violence has replaced poverty as the driving force. Yet the fundamental question remains the same: What would it take to make tomorrow’s potential refugees decide staying home was a better option than giving their life savings to smugglers and risking their lives crossing deserts and rivers?
What also remains the same is deep U.S. involvement in the history of those countries—history that Central Americans know, and North Americans mostly don’t. The longest-running U.S. intervention in the region has been in Guatemala, starting with the 1954 CIA-engineered overthrow of the country’s democratically elected President Jacobo Arbenz, continuing with using the country as staging ground for the 1960 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba (putting down a local rebellion in the process), and involvement in the country’s civil wars running into the 1990’s.
I believe this type of economic plan could work….but(there is always a but, right?) there is a dire need to curb the rampant corruption that these countries governments are capable of committing.
If the US truly wanted to find an answer to the problem of immigration then maybe looking for solutions and not demonizing humans would be a better approach…..this demonizing is helping NO one.
“Lego Ergo Scribo”