Posted on January 26, 2021

Joe Biden to Mexico: We’ll Cut Migration by Raising Migration

Neil Munro, Breitbart, January 24, 2021

President Joe Biden told Mexico’s president that the United States would reduce migration by raising migration, according to a White House statement.

The January 23 White House statement said:

President [Joe Biden] outlined his plan to reduce migration by … increasing [migrant] resettlement capacity and lawful alternative immigration pathways [in the United States], improving processing at the [U.S.] border to adjudicate [migrants’] requests for asylum, and reversing the previous administration’s draconian immigration policies.

Biden told Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador that he also plans “to reduce migration by addressing its root causes.”

The statement suggests that Biden will try to reduce illegal migration into Americans’ workplaces by raising legalized migration into Americans’ workplaces.


Biden and his deputies face a difficult task balancing their efforts to carefully extract more workers and consumers from Central America while also trying to prevent a chaotic migration of people seeking U.S. jobs and homes. For the moment, Biden and his progressive allies have given the task of stopping Latino migrants to the governments of Guatemala and Mexico.


Biden’s deputies are talking up their plans to provide aid to Central America, even as they draft plans to pull more young workers and consumers northwards to help U.S. employers and investors.

For example, Biden has touted a promise to send $4 billion to reduce the economic incentive for more migrants to join their illegal-migrant relatives in workplaces around the United States.

But the combined population of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala is 32 million. Biden’s spending plan would offer $1,200 per person to the countries to reduce migration.

Currently, the three countries already get roughly $17 billion a year in remittances from the illegal and legal workers they exported to the United States. Those remittances provide the countries’ governments with economic inflows of roughly $4,500 per person in exchange for exporting their young people to jobs in the United States.