For the “can’t make this up if we tried” file, Reuters reported on Friday that the Biden administration is considering a plan that would pay migrants in Central America to stay in Central America rather than traveling to the U.S.:
— Reuters (@Reuters) April 9, 2021
Yes, this is as bad as it sounds:
BREAKING: The US government is thinking of using straight cash payments to Central American countries to stem the flow of migrants headed north, hoping to tackle economic reasons for migration
— Julio-César Chávez (@JulioCesrChavez) April 9, 2021
The term you’re thinking of for this is “extortion”:
There’s another term for that.
Caving to extortion. https://t.co/KJa4xnCiXB
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) April 9, 2021
Why not give the money directly to the cartels since that’s where it’s going to end up anyway?
Why not just give the cash directly to the human traffickers they’ll hire with it? https://t.co/xkmZAyNLvJ
— Oilfield Rando (@Oilfield_Rando) April 9, 2021
People in America are still waiting for the stimulus checks or for unemployment benefits, yet they’re really considering this one?
Coyote futures on news of new Biden stimmy: 🚀 https://t.co/DjNmVZkftL
— Jorge Bonilla (@BonillaJL) April 9, 2021
But this time will be different they say!
Okay, how is this going to solve the problem of cartel violence? How can you not say who’s getting the $$? If the govs of these countries that we, the US, fucked up for over 50 years, get this money, how WONT it go to cartels? #BidenBorderCrisis https://t.co/oIzQHYlzTd
— Nessa Keiphielethy (@nessaamau) April 9, 2021
We literally must be the stupidest nation of all time. https://t.co/JoDmqrbTkP
— PolStuff (@PolStuff) April 9, 2021
Dems really are teeing up Trump 2024 or say someone like Gov. Ron DeSantis who could have a field day with this one:
— chuckb74 (@chuckb74) April 9, 2021