Guatemalan official on illegal immigration: Mexico is a big part of the problem

DC: The Guatemalan Minister of Governance Enrique Degenhart is calling out the Mexican government for its role in the migrant crisis.

During a sit-down interview, he told The Daily Caller’s Stephanie Hamill that Mexico is incentivizing Guatemalans and others from Central American countries to leave their homes by offering different kinds of benefits to them like work permits and visas while they migrate north toward the United States.

Degenhart explained:

Let me start by saying that our macroeconomic numbers in the country are very good. We have actually the lowest criminal rates in the country that we have had in the past 15 or 20 years which means that it’s probably not a factor of economics or security. What we have identified and this is part of what we have to work with is the ‘pull factor’ and a mix of cultural situations that are happening in the country. When I talk about the pull factor, i’m talking about our neighbor, Mexico –that unfortunately has been offering different kinds of benefits, admin benefits like visas and other kinds of work permits and situations that basically enhance the interests of our Guatemalans  on using Mexico as a route to the U.S.

6 Comments on Guatemalan official on illegal immigration: Mexico is a big part of the problem

  1. …WHAT?!? I CAN’T HEAR YOU OVER THE FOOTSTEPS OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FLEEING THE SEWER YOU MADE OUT OF YOUR COUNTRY, YOU’LL HAVE TO SPEAK UP!!!

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  2. Those idiots saying Mexico can’t do anything about it and saying we should fix our own borders need to read this.

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  3. Guatemala is so shitty invaders from there are willing to traverse 3000 miles of equally shitty Mexico to get to the USA.

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  4. “When I talk about the pull factor, i’m talking about our neighbor, Mexico –that unfortunately has been offering different kinds of benefits, admin benefits like visas and other kinds of work permits and situations that basically enhance the interests of our Guatemalans on using Mexico as a route to the U.S.”

    Gee, it sounds like Mexico is offering illegals the same kinds of benefits the U.S. is.

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