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The President of El Salvador is sounding the alarm about the consequences of immigration from south of the border to the United States.
According to The Daily Wire:
El Salvador President Nayib Bukele told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday night that high levels of immigration to the United States are not a good thing for the U.S. and was even worse for nations in Latin America, which he said are being gutted of the very people that are needed to build strong economies in those countries.
Bukele said that the surge north has been caused by three factors, including a lack of economic opportunities, a lack of security, and incentives provided in the United States. Bukele also suggested that the policies on the border and enforcement of immigration matters by U.S. authorities, or lack thereof, was a factor in what is happening.
“If you don’t provide for your people, economic opportunities, if your economy is doing bad, if your security is doing bad, people are going leave, and you’re going to go and try to find a rich country, right? They’re not going to leave for Guatemala. They want to go to the United States,” Bukele said. “So, that makes this country dependent on immigration because you become a net exporter of people. You’re not exporting products or services, you’re exporting people.”
“So, that makes your economy dependent on that because those people send money back to their home countries which is not a good economic formula,” Bukele continued. “That makes the economies dependent of that. So, when you keep this country dependent on that, the economy is like a vicious cycle, so it’s bad for the United States because immigration will go up and it’s bad for our country because people leaving the country will go as well so it’s bad for both of us.”
Bukele joins the President of Mexico as Latin leaders who have sounded the alarm after witnessing the chaos created by Biden.