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All This ‘Root Causes’ Immigration Talk by Kamala Harris Is a Cop-Out

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09.06.2021

At least now we know why Kamala Harris wasn’t picked to be Secretary of State:

Her diplomacy stinks.

The vice president’s trip to Guatemala and Mexico was supposed to help get at what she says are the “root causes” of the current crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. Instead, it may have made matters worse.

First, this root-causes business is horse crap. The spinners within the Biden Administration concocted that line to skirt the embarrassing fact that Harris is tasked with solving the border crisis but can’t find her way to the border, and that, despite this administration’s rhetoric, not all problems south of the border have their roots in the anti-immigrant policies of the Trump administration. To study the root causes of immigration and asylum, just visit the parking lot of a big box store, any restaurant kitchen in America, or almost any U.S. household.

President George W. Bush was right: Immigrants from Mexico come here to do jobs that Americans won’t do. And refugees from Central America come here to escape violence, with a plan to reunite with family members who are already in the United States — doing jobs that Americans won’t do.

It’s no mystery what got us here. It’s the U.S. employers, stupid.

With hundreds of thousands of would-be Central American refugees trying to enter the United States in search of asylum, the migration crisis is a headache for Democrats. They don’t have answers. All they have are competing factions: Latinos who want to make it easier for immigrants and refugees from Mexico and Central America to come north, and white working-class union members in the Rust Belt states who want to make it tougher.

In both political and humanitarian terms, the immigration crisis was already a hot........

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