There’s plenty of homegrown crime in the US. So much so that Canada is considering its own wall along their border, to be paid for by the US.
All the NAFTA partners, including the US, Mexico, and Canada should work together to stop drug- and human- trafficking. Drugs and slaves are sent wherever there is money to exchange for them.
If people have no respect for human life, they can abuse young poor girls and ignore their right to education and so forth in order to groom them into prostitution and then traffic them to places where there is big money available to pimp them out.
Gangs can bully women and men of all ages to swallow balloons filled with drugs and then take them wherever there is demand for the drugs. The catch-and-release policy for adults-with-children must have been extremely convenient for traffickers, knowing they would not be held in custody until the drug balloons are passed.
I can't understand why people think there is gang violence to push people into migration except because of lucrative markets for drugs, etc. Do they think everyone who migrates is a totally independent individual from an independent family, neither of which are under any social pressure to send money back to bullies in localities where their families live?
How do you stop such bullying and gang violence to force family-separation and migration except by making migration and trafficking more difficult? It would be great if there was some easy way to establish who is telling the truth and who is lying when they say they are not migrating under duress or threat of any kind, but obviously people are are under duress/threat are going to lie and say they're making a free choice; so what do you do about that?