June Sets Monthly Record for Most Migrants to Arrive at Border

July 16, 2021 ☼ migration

Source: The New York Times - Link

Republicans have seized on the surge in migration to the southern border — driven in part by violence and poverty in Central America, as it has been for years — and have turned it into a political attack on Mr. Biden. The party is hoping the issue will galvanize voters in midterm elections next year, when it will have a chance to recapture control of the Senate and the House.

Adopting a “turn them all back” policy is inhumane and ultimately doomed to failure.