Trump/Biden Debate Immigration: US Foreign Policy as a Driver Is Ignored

Source: CounterPunch
by Roger Harris

“Washington’s promotion and in some cases imposition of a neoliberal economic model, which fails to meet people’s material needs, pushes immigration. Export of the ‘war on drugs’ and sanctioning some one third of humanity are related push factors fueling immigration. Among the Latin American source countries, immigration has spiked from Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua precisely because these states, striving for socialism, have been targeted for regime change by Washington. US-imposed unilateral coercive measures punish citizens with the misfortune to have leaders not to Washington’s liking. These measures, euphemistically called sanctions, are designed to make life miserable.” (07/02/24)