The Joe Biden regime has promoted illegal immigration by its policy toward Guatemala. This coincides with other Biden policies that have created the crisis on our southern border. Partnering with Guatemalan law enforcement would significantly reduce the flow.
We must stop Democrats from pulling and pushing migrants to the United States. Reducing the pull requires changing asylum laws and enforcing laws against illegal entry. Reducing the push requires stopping the State Department from installing and supporting criminal socialists in Latin American countries.
Donald Trump’s former acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan called Guatemala a geographic chokepoint for the flow of illegal immigrants. They must pass through its 600-mile border to enter Mexico. Mexico does nothing to stop migrants traversing its territory.
The Biden regime has rebuffed Guatemalan government attempts to work with it to reduce the flow of migrants through its territory. Instead, the Biden regime has sanctioned Guatemala’s authorities and bullied its private sector to acquiesce to criminal foreign interventions.
The Barack Obama administration, with Biden acting as point man, took over Guatemala’s justice system in 2016. It installed corrupt prosecutors and judges who protected guerrilla-successor groups that force people to destroy factories, attack large businesses, invade private property, and impede law enforcement. The resulting insecurity and lack of opportunity pushed many Guatemalans to migrate and ensured lawlessness on the borders.
The State Department (DOS) continued the same policy during the Trump administration. The guerilla-successor groups offer locals between about $6 and $13 dollars daily to commit crimes. Anyone who refuses to pay will be extorted for that amount instead. Defiance triggers beatings, denial of access to schools for victims’ children, and the cutting off of water and electricity.
These crimes went unpunished by the co-opted judicial system. DOS calls the groups human-rights defenders and action against them repression and racism. The Obama, DOS, and Biden policies have weaponized US power to subjugate Guatemalans to the criminal agenda.
DOS lost control of the justice system after Guatemala’s authorities had enough and appointed independent magistrates when the high court’s term expired in 2021. This enabled Prosecutor General Consuelo Porras to prosecute corrupt prosecutors and judges that Biden and former US Ambassador Todd Robinson had installed or co-opted. DOS sanctioned Porras, accusing her of persecuting the prosecutors and judges for having fought corruption.
The US government should work with Guatemala’s authorities to enforce the law against the criminal groups repressing inhabitants. Business would start again and new investment would create jobs and prosperity, especially in the border regions.
Inhabitants would have security and opportunity. Grateful liberated people would be pleased to cooperate with security forces, a key to successful law enforcement. Smugglers would find an inhospitable environment in which they could be jailed or extradited to the United States. Criminal cartels would have to send migrants and narcotics by sea or air to Mexico, making them more vulnerable to US interdiction.
The Biden regime has openly intervened in Guatemala’s 2023 elections to install its communist puppet Bernardo Arévalo as president. Biden and DOS want to hide their personnel’s and agents’ crimes and continue their subjugation of Guatemala. This would assure its territory remains open for illegal flows of migrants and drugs.
Porras’s ministry received and processed more than 1,000 complaints related to the June 25 elections. DOS asserted her office had no jurisdiction over electoral matters, but the law states clearly otherwise. The high court has so ruled and ordered Porras’s ministry to continue its investigations and report its findings to the appropriate bodies.
Porras’s ministry reported findings of fraud on December 8, including to the electoral authorities. Rather than accept the findings and back down, DOS increased its efforts to intimidate Guatemalan people and officials to ignore their laws and inaugurate Arévalo for the new presidential term beginning January 14.
A March 16 Justice Department press release praises Guatemalan law enforcement for unprecedented cooperation regarding extraditions of human smugglers. It failed to mention Porras or her ministry, likely in deference to DOS.
In September, former US Ambassador William Popp, while calling Porras corrupt, took credit for 125 extraditions. Porras deserves the credit because her ministry is the only organization that can request extraditions.
Porras applying the law to DOS-favored prosecutors and judges and investigating electoral fraud is consistent with her cooperation regarding human and narcotics smuggling. DOS and Biden’s National Security Council are working against a prosecutor general who cooperates with DEA, FBI, Homeland Security, and Justice Department professional operators against human and narcotic smugglers.
Arévalo has demanded Porras’s resignation. He is part of the Puebla Group that sides with the Chinese Communist Party, Hamas, Iran, and Russia. DOS and its puppet Arévalo work against Porras because of her commitment to law enforcement, even in the face of US attacks.
Porras has another 28 months in her term and is a valuable asset available to help reduce illegal immigration. House investigations and hearings into DOS criminality—aiding our enemies and undermining our allies—would be the best step now for Republicans to fight illegal immigration.
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