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The overstretched States of America

The official statistics describe a real crisis: More than 103'000 migrants, the U.S. authorities have taken in March at the American-Mexican border. In March o

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The overstretched States of America

The official statistics describe a real crisis: More than 103'000 migrants, the U.S. authorities have taken in March at the American-Mexican border. In March of last year, the number at about 50'000 people was, in the same month, of the year 2017, even only at 16'000. In the first six months of the financial year 2019, the on 1. October 2018 began, has taken up the border police, a total of more than 360'000 illegal immigrants – an increase of several Hundred per cent compared to the same period of the previous rooms.

And there are not migrants in the traditional work – a young, single men – trying to go undetected to come across the border and then in the country to go into hiding. Instead, especially minors who are traveling alone are pushing at the borders, and families with children. Most of them come from the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, which are plagued by poverty and crime. In many cases, these people apply for the arrest of asylum. The inclusion of the warehouse in which the US authorities bring these people, are overcrowded. "We are currently experiencing an emergency that affects the entire network of our facilities," said the CBP. At the border a "humanitarian crisis unfolding, and the crisis is getting worse".

Trump dismisses employees

Completely open, however, is what the US government intends to do about this crisis. The reason is that at the top of the Ministry responsible for home protection there is a leadership vacuum. A week ago, the President of homeland security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, with the help of which he had never understood good dismissed. Trump has appointed the former CBP chief Kevin McAleenan to Nielsen's successor, but this person still needs to be confirmed by the Senate. In addition, the guide post are a number of authorities vacant, the Department of homeland security and to deal with asylum and immigration issues. The authority is difficult to define under these circumstances, a coordinated response to the crisis on the southwest border, is hardly surprising.

the Situation is Complicated, however, by the fact that Trump himself does not have a line, at least not realistic. The topic of Immigration is dominated in the US government currently has two hard-liners. The a Stephen Miller, a consultant who works in the White house. The other hardliners, the President himself is beating the anti-immigration instincts and views on the specific policy.

to act Tough against illegal immigrants, was the Central campaign promise Trumps. Now, however, the Numbers are after they were broke in 2017, the year of trump's office, as high as since a decade. The battle with the Congress for money for the construction of the propagated border wall, the President has lost. If he is able to Finance the barrier, otherwise, is open. In this respect, Trump is under enormous pressure to bring the situation at the border is under control.

Controversial ideas

His previous ideas have proven to be less suitable. Two weeks ago, the President were to close the border to Mexico. It would make migrants is impossible to make asylum applications. It would, however, meet the multi-billion dollar trade between the United States and Mexico hard. Trump moved at the Insistence of his adviser from the Plan. He gave Mexico one year to stop the influx of Central American refugees in the United States, announced Trump. But now, the President tweeted yet again that he will leave the border in case of an emergency closing.

Even more controversial Trumps idea is to let detained illegal immigrants in cities, which are ruled by the Democrats, and in which the local authorities do not work together with the Federal border protection agencies. The President wants to increase the pressure on the Democrats, a tightening of immigration laws agree. But probably it would be neither practicable nor even legal, that the border authorities of ten transport thousands of people in the country to and fro, to drop them, then according to purely political criteria, in certain places.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 14.04.2019, 23:32 PM

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