177 Countries Send Migrants to U.S.

(PatriotNews.net) – Nearly 1.4 million undocumented immigrants from 177 countries traveled through Mexico to the United States between January and May, according to Mexico’s National Institute of Migration. Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, noted that while surges in illegal immigration have happened before, the sheer variety of countries involved this time is unprecedented.

With 193 member states in the United Nations, almost the entire world seems to be taking advantage of what Krikorian calls the president’s “open invite.” Krikorian believes President Biden’s policies have essentially invited mass illegal immigration, leading to a dramatic increase in migrants from everywhere.

The influx of undocumented immigrants has overwhelmed social services, crowded schools, and filled streets with homeless encampments, according to Krikorian. Crime is another hotly debated issue. Studies on the link between immigration and violence have been mixed, but some high-profile crimes have involved illegal immigrants. For instance, Rachel Morin in Maryland and Georgia student Laken Riley were allegedly killed by suspects who shouldn’t have been in the U.S. in the first place.

Krikorian believes these incidents are a direct result of Biden’s invitation for people worldwide to illegally migrate to the United States. The longstanding issue of illegal immigration from Mexico has now been compounded by a global influx, creating a situation that Krikorian sees as virtually irreversible.

Deporting these immigrants is a complex issue. Each country has different requirements for travel documents, and many illegal aliens discard their documents to obscure their identities. This creates significant challenges in proving their country of origin. For example, if someone from Honduras claims to be from Peru, authorities face a difficult task in verifying their true identity.

Logistically, dealing with immigrants from 177 countries means more flights and interactions with various consular services and diplomatic agencies. Some countries might not even accept undocumented immigrants back or will slow down the process. Krikorian believes some countries prefer the U.S. to keep the migrants and might complicate the repatriation process intentionally.

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