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ICYMI: Rubio: Open Border Bankrolls Cartels

May 25, 2023 | Press Releases

Biden’s open border is bankrolling organized crime, cartels
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
May 25, 2023
Fox News

There can be no doubt that economic ruin across the developing world is spurring mass migration. And America, no matter what people say, remains a beacon of hope, freedom, and opportunity for those in desperation…. But even America cannot open its doors to everyone. 

Yet for more than two years, “open doors” is exactly what the Biden Administration has messaged to the outside world…. Now, Title 42 has been lifted, and progressive advocacy groups are already suing to roll back the token restrictions implemented in its place. The result—illegal immigration will rise higher still.

The greatest beneficiaries of this mass movement are not poor migrants, but predatory criminal organizations…. Smuggling humans earned the cartels $500 million in 2018. Today, it earns them an annual $13 billion or more. That’s a nearly 3,000 percent revenue increase in five years—a thriving business by anyone’s standards.

Who pays the price for these criminals’ gains? The migrants beaten, mutilated, and raped by coyote traffickers in service of financial extortion…. The countless migrant children sexually abused on their way to the U.S. The tens of thousands of Americans who die from fentanyl every year. U.S. law enforcement officers, many of whom have been injured at or near the border. And the nations that, day by day, lose their young and healthy populations while the cartels grow in power….

For all the Biden Administration’s talk of wanting to help stabilize poorer nations so their citizens don’t want to leave, the administration’s policies are doing just the opposite. Luring people away from their homes with political promises and fueling cartel industries is making things worse in Mexico, Guatemala, and beyond….

What kind of world do we want to leave to our children? One with an increasingly large and increasingly desperate pool of would-be migrants? Or one in which people do not feel the need to flee their communities for a better life elsewhere?….

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