In 2018, cartels earned $500 million from the illegal trafficking of individuals; now, they generate $13 billion or more each year from this activity.
According to one person who entered the country illegally, who spoke to CNN, “We’ve been hungry, cold, and hot, but here we are chasing the American dream, for a better life for our family.”
It is very reasonable to have such thoughts and feelings. It goes without saying that you want the very best for your children, just as every other parent does. More than three billion people worldwide make less than $6.85 a day as their primary source of income. There is no way to refute the reality that the broad economic collapse that is occurring in developing countries is a significant contributor to the recent surge of mass migration. And contrary to what some people may believe, the United States of America is still a beacon of liberty and opportunity for individuals who are struggling to make ends meet.
We are the most hospitable country on the planet, providing shelter and a new start to more than a million refugees and immigrants annually. However, even a country like the United States cannot accommodate all of its citizens.
Since the beginning of the Biden administration, people all across the world have been getting the message that “open doors” are waiting for them. The Democratic candidate for president in 2020, Joe Biden, said he would welcome refugees from any nation. There was a significant increase in the number of people who crossed the southern border illegally.