When Democrats and leftists, excuse the redundancy, want to continue doing whatever monstrosity they are engaged in they make a play that goes back to the 60s and the “War On Poverty” of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. They talk about the “root causes.”
Which is reminiscent of George Will’s line that when you hear a noise downstairs at 3am you don’t ask the police to come over and address the “root causes.”
This is a no brainer. The root causes are Biden and Harris.
Vice President Harris Focusing on ‘Root Causes’ of Migration, Not Border: White House https://t.co/kTUBwKy10N
— lucy hannah 🇺🇸 (@1lucyhannah) March 30, 2021
FNC: “Republicans on the House Oversight and Budget committees are questioning a reported plan by the Biden administration to send cash payments to Central America as part of a strategy to combat the root causes of the migrant crisis — accusing the Biden administration of trying to buy its way out of a crisis. Reps. James Comer and Jason Smith, the ranking members on the House Oversight and Budget committees, wrote to Acting Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young expressing concern about a plan for a ‘conditional cash transfer program” to address the ‘root causes’ in Central America leading to the border crisis.” Cash, by the way, that will go into the pockets of corrupt officials.
“In the midst of a border crisis propelled by the Biden administration reversing successful deterrent policies, it is worrisome that the administration’s solution isn’t to reinstate those policies or replace them with workable solutions, but instead to funnel more money to pay countries to dissuade their citizens to break U.S. laws, particularly countries with corruption concerns,” the letter, obtained by press says.
“The strategy of sending cash payments to foreign countries to stem the tide of illegal immigration caused by Biden administration policies is naive and misguided,” the lawmakers wrote. “Moreover, the countries identified as potential recipients include some of the most corrupt countries in the world, with El Salvadaor and Guatemala ranking in the top ten.”
“President Biden should reinstate President Trump’s cooperative asylum agreements with Northern Triangle countries, utilize the Migrant Protection Protocols, end catch and release, and maximize his authority to expel illegal immigrants during the pandemic,” Comer told media. “Paying people to not commit a crime sends the wrong message, harms hardworking American taxpayers, and does nothing to end the border crisis.”
“Hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars are already being spent as a result of the Biden Border Crisis even while the President’s budget request holds funding flat for the Department of Homeland Security,” Smith said. “Rather than searching around for more misguided policies to pile on to their existing failures, President Biden and his team ought to look at what was working before they came into office.”
“We’re looking at all of the productive options to address both the economic reasons people may be migrating, as well as the protection and security reasons,” Roberta Jacobson, administration spox said. And thus the flood will not abate.