Monday, June 25, 2018

US economic policy caused the immigration problem

How? The disastrous NAFTA trade agreement for one. It flooded Mexico with cheap corn and other staples, causing thousands of small, local farmers out of business. Then came CAFTA and the large corporate agricultural schemes that again forced even more small farmers out of business. This forced people to work in extractive industries like mining, which stole people's land and poisoned them and their environment.

And this is just a few of the economic policies. Then there are all the violent gangs that are threatening and killing families. The increase in gang violence is also related to little economic opportunity. These people migrate because there is no work and/or fear for their lives. We created their plight and then turn them away, just like we created great income inequality and then blame hard working minimum wage families for their situation.

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