The most recent version of the ever worsening immigration crisis has been orchestrated by Central American political leaders and the Washington establishment. This is an effort to erase national borders and to bring about a world without national sovereignty.
The rulers of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic and Belize clamored for a humanitarian approach to solve the immigration crisis in the US southern border. The leaders of the nations with more illegal immigration to the US called for Washington to respond adequately to the recent mass influx of illegal children into American territory.
In recent weeks the influx of Central American children towards North America has been counted in the tens of thousands.
Despite disinformation fed to the public by the mainstream media, both the United States and Central American governments have worked together to promote the mass movement of people from the south to the north. The massive movement of people across the US border has now overwhelmed American capabilities to deal with at least 52,000 illegal aliens, who are being housed in military camps in Texas.
The continuous arrival of children will make it necessary for the US government to set up more military bases in neighboring states to deal with at least 30,000 more children that are expected to cross the border in the following weeks.
The Central American leaders asked Obama to ensure “the principle interest of the children and to avoid family separation” and claimed that the countries of origin and destination of the children have shared responsibility and should grant them protection and defend their basic rights.
This point is perhaps the most hypocritical of all assertions from the part of the Central American leaders, who failed to provide such protection and rights but who now expect others to do it for them. Central America is one of the poorest regions in the continent mainly due to the complicity of their governments with American economic shock policies.
The request issued by the Central American leaders is contained in a special statement that the presidents of Guatemala, Otto Perez, El Salvador, Salvador Sanchez, Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez, Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis, Panama, Ricardo Martinelli, Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina, and the Prime Minister of Belize, Dean Barrow, signed Friday in the Dominican resort of Punta Cana. Is it not ironic that failed leaders request protection for their governed while spending time in a Caribbean resort?
The seven presidents met as members of the Central American Integration System (SICA) in a summit that was not attended by the president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, who is widely alienated from the group due to his extreme thug-like positions towards the rest of the region. Instead, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, José Miguel Insulza, participated in the meeting.
The mass migration of Guatemalans, Hondurans and Salvadorans unaccompanied minors sparked a humanitarian crisis on the border between Mexico and its northern neighbor. Officially, over 52,000 children have crossed through illegal means so far of 2014. Human rights organizations estimate that the number could exceed 60,000 in December. It is expected that when everything is said and done, the total number may reach nearly 90,000 children.
Although US Vice President, Joe Biden, had denied any kind of special treatment for the children in a previous meeting with Central American and Mexican politicians, Washington has all but provided permanent residence status. American federal agencies had requested the services of contractors who could provide transportation, housing and food to the tens of thousands of children before they began to enter US territory.
Biden said that the crisis would continue to persist as the social conditions of “poverty, insecurity and lack of rule of law” become more acute in Central American nations. Obama also warned this week that the children will be returned to their countries of origin and requested that Central American nations prevented illegal migration to the United States. However, privately, Obama has done quite the opposite by allowing federal agencies to provide resources to host illegals crossing the southern border.
The hypocrisy of Central American leaders was more evident at the summit in Punta Cana, where Honduran president Orlando Hernandez called for an international conference to be held on 16 and 17 of July, to address the immigration crisis of unaccompanied minors and warned that “it is urgent not only for Central America, but for everyone to know what’s happening.” There is a “deep concern” for the infants and adolescents who are migrating, he added.
If Mr. Hernandez’ statement had any truth in it, he and his Central American colleagues would have prevented the migration by truly dedicating political and social efforts to end poverty in their countries, which would have undoubtedly stopped the massive immigration of children and adults from Central America to the United States.
Instead of taking responsibility for their lack of action, the Honduran President urged the United States to “treat each case individually”, as the phenomenon generates a “deep human relationship” that demands a “strong message” from the political leadership of the Central American governments.
“It’s inevitable that we all must take responsibility,” he said, while stressing the need for the human rights of Central American migrant children to be respected and guaranteed. Mr. Hernandez and his predecessors in Honduras have not taken such rights seriously for many years, yet they expect other countries to do just that.
Orlando Hernandez, Otto Perez and Salvador Sanchez, members of the Northern Triangle of Central America, agreed to issue a document which will be given to the United States government in an attempt to “respect the human rights of the immigrant children“.
As the leaders of the three countries with more illegal immigrants to the United States, the three presidents met separately and agreed that their foreign ministers and ambassadors to the US will act in a united manner to act in the “protection of minors.”
“We have an agreement and it is to unify the actions that will be presented to the White House, where the three foreign ministers will have a meeting next week about Washington’s posture on the status of the tens of thousands of migrants,” said Perez. “Another agreement is that in border areas consulates in each country can oversee the actions taken by the three nations.”
“This issue alone is not only of the interest to the three Central American countries, but is of global concern” argued Perez, while announcing that the three foreign ministers will meet with representatives of Mexico and the Holy See to discuss the crisis and seek solutions to the problem.
Luis R. Miranda is the Founder and Editor of The Real Agenda. His 16 years of experience in Journalism include television, radio, print and Internet news. Luis obtained his Journalism degree from Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, where he graduated in Mass Media Communication in 1998. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcasting from Montclair State University in New Jersey. Among his most distinguished interviews are: Costa Rican President Jose Maria Figueres and James Hansen from NASA Space Goddard Institute. Read more about Luis.