Wed 8 Aug, 2018 08:51 am
Headlines claim ACLU is suing government for rejecting asylum seekers from gang violence. This would be a legitimate complaint if gangs didn't victimize people in order to intimidate them into cooperating in their business plans.
We read about people coming illegally to the US because they and/or their families are threatened by gangs south of the border, and yet we also realize that money they make will be sent back to the same local economies where those gangs will receive it.
So the question is whether there is a way to help and protect victims of gang violence without creating an incentive for gangs to bully more victims so that they will go seek asylum and thus gain access to lucrative black markets while waiting for their asylum request to be processed. Trump et al. don't want to have refugee prisons like in Europe, but how else can refugees be held and protected without them being used to traffic drugs and perpetrate other gang-service activities?