According to recent reports, Latin American countries, especially Panama, are struggling to handle a significant increase in illegal migrants from different parts of the world who are entering illegally to start a long journey to the U.S., attracted by the lenient border policies of the Biden administration.
The open border policies of the Democratic administration have led to a near-total collapse at the southern border of the United States after thousands of Latin American migrants, mostly from Mexico and Central America, arrive daily to enter the country knowing that if they make it across the border, the United States will take them in, including those with major criminal records.
The message seems to have spread worldwide, and today there are thousands of illegal immigrants from Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere outside the West attempting to enter the United States.
As controls at airports continue to be very strict, immigrants arrive in neighboring countries such as Panama. From there, they begin a long journey to the southern border of the United States, according to a report reported by Bloomberg on Thursday, June 3.
Citing Panama’s Foreign Minister Erika Mouynes, Bloomberg reported that the Central American country is having serious problems dealing with “a five-fold increase in migrants trekking for days through its dense southern jungle in hopes of reaching the United States.”
Thousands of migrants of various races and religions are beginning to overwhelm Panama’s shelters, Mouynes revealed, describing a situation similar to that of the U.S. southern border.
Regarding this situation Mouynes stated, “The situation of the migrants has gotten much worse. We give them food, we put them in camps where biometric testing and Covid testing is done. That’s fine if you have numbers you can handle, but if you suddenly have five times that amount, it becomes difficult.”
Panama’s immigration authority reported that some 5,818 illegal aliens attempted to cross from Colombia during April, which implies a 477 percent increase over January, only in that entry route.
This huge increase was also reflected at the U.S. border. In fact, in April, the National Border Patrol also encountered a record number of migrants (more than 178,000), predominantly from the Northern Triangle countries of Central America, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico, representing a nearly 10-fold increase over the same period last year.
Despite the alarming numbers, in May, the New York Times revealed a troubling report indicating that President Joe Biden and his deputies have opened the southern border to a growing wave of economic migrants, ineligible for asylum under current law.
U.S. Border Patrol reports recount encountering people from more than 160 countries in recent months seeking to enter the United States, including some from far-flung countries such as India, Bangladesh, and Uzbekistan. Biden’s immigration authorities released most of them into the U.S. to join friends, family or start a new life independently.
Allegations that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is smuggling spies across the southern border with special missions to steal information, lobby leftist politicians, and other shady strategies have also raised alarm bells.