Migrant Haitians are drowning in the Atlantic, and it is Americans’ fault, says Reason magazine, a libertarian publication.
“With land-based migration proving difficult, some desperate Haitians are attempting to reach American soil aboard overcrowded ships,”According to the headline of the June 13th article “America’s Harsh Immigration Restrictions Mean Haitians Drown Trying To Get Here.”
The Reason article continued:
The Miami Herald reports that five boats of undocumented Haitian migrants have reached the Florida Keys since November. While others reach Puerto Rico, most are intercepted in the water—and many drown, undetected. A boat trying to reach the U.S. in May capsized, resulting in the deaths of 11 Haitian women. Since March, another vessel carrying more than a dozen Haitians on their way to the U.S. is missing.
“Shutting down safe and legal migration options won’t prevent truly desperate Haitians from attempting to escape danger, but reopening them can help prevent deadly journeys,”This article declares that some Haitian illegal migrants were forced to return home by progressives.
“Significant numbers of people are losing their lives because the administration is luring them to take these foolish risks,”Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies, replied.
President Joe Biden’s dangled offer of a welcome is encouraging more migrants to risk their lives at sea, in rivers, deserts, and in jungles, such as the Darien GapKrikorian described the trail linking Panama and Colombia.
“I have no idea what the numbers are,”He added: “Somebody ought to count, but it’s not like anybody in this administration is interested in knowing what the actual count is.”
One report by the United Nation’s International Organization for Migration estimated 650 deaths on the U.S. border in 2021. However, this estimate doesn’t include the possibility of many more deaths from further south and the many additional deaths attributed to illegal migrants in the United States.
Krikorian stated that progressives are not ashamed of the tragic consequences of their pro-migration policies.
They should be, but the won’t be [ashamed]They see! [the death toll]It can be used as an emotional club or a political tool to attack those who think America matters. Wasn’t it Stalin who said, “You know, you’ve got to break a few eggs to make an omelet.” He’s their guy, and this is the same perspective.
Aaron Reichlin Melnick, for example, is an American Immigration Council pro-migration advocate. He blames migrants’ deaths on Americans’ wish to defend their country and culture instead of converting their homeland into a so-called “Beacon of Freedom”:
30 years of “Prevention Through Deterrence”Research has shown that making crossing the border more difficult does not have a deterrent effect. However, it can lead to an increase in deaths and a decrease in cross-border migration. Asylum issues over the past 10 years have demonstrated that migration is driven by push factors, not pull factors.
— Aaron Reichlin-Melnick (@ReichlinMelnick) June 7, 2022
In the United States, David Bier at the corporate-funded Cato Institute also blames migrants’ death on American border security:
Another death from an immigration restriction. Nurse dies in the border desert… during a health care shortage https://t.co/DdASbLEGC5
— David Bier (@David_J_Bier) October 18, 2021
Some pro-migration groups count deaths in order to demand easier immigration rules.
🚨There are more than 15,000 confirmed migrant deaths. It is imperative that we act now to address this human tragedy.
Our appeal: Save lives and stop migrants going missing.
— IOM GMDAC (@IOM_GMDAC) March 7, 2022
Krikorian suggested that Americans must exclude illegal migrants from their societies. Americans’ cultural balance of freedom and prosperity is not something other cultures were able to create and adopt, he noted:
The kind of acceptance of other views that lead to stability and political prosperity doesn’t just happen. That’s a manifestation of our particular culture, our history, our inheritance from England. It’s something that has to be nurtured and protected and promoted, and it doesn’t exist everywhere. Exhibit One is Haiti to show that a healthy civic environment doesn’t just happen by itself.
Uncontrolled migration can also lead to a skew in the U.S. economic favoring investors and employers. It tilts job-creating investments towards coastal cities, discourages high-tech investment across many industries, and encourages elite disregard of the civic problems of common Americans.
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