President Joe Biden wants to spend $4 billion to “address factors driving migration from Central America,” as his campaign website put it. Democratic Rep. Vicente Gonzalez of Texas thinks that’s a waste of money, and he’s probably right.
His solution isn’t much better, however: Bring jobs the United States lost to China back to … El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
In an appearance on Fox Business’ “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” program last week, Gonzalez shared his sketchy solution to the root causes of the border crisis.
Gonzalez told Cavuto that “I don’t advocate for writing a blank check to any of these countries. I advocate for [going in there] with surgical projects in areas where people migrate from.”
His thinking: “People don’t migrate from the entire country of Guatemala or Honduras or El Salvador. They migrate from certain pockets that have different challenges.”
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