1,200,000 Guatemalans Say ‘Very Likely’ to Migrate to United States In Survey
A new survey posted by Guatemala’s Association for Research and Social Studies claims that over one million Guatemalans are ‘very likely’ to ‘migrate’ to the United States over the next three years. Ten percent of Mexico’s southern neighbor, that has a growing population of 17 million, “strongly want’ to migrate. The bulk of the respondents claim they want blue-collar jobs in the United States.
The survey was conducted through the Latin American Public Opinion Project at Vanderbilt University.
I don’t blame them! We are the greatest nation that ever stood. We are greatly blessed, and have an incredible standard of living for even those less fortunate. Our poorest live better than most of the rest of the world.
The survey’s prediction of more mass migration to the United States comes as Democrats portray the Central American economic migration as a humanitarian emergency for Americans to solve.
But the new poll shows that Guatemalans are less concerned about crime than during a 2017 survey. The survey showed that 45.5 percent of Guatemalans believe that insecurity is still a primary problem, down from 57 percent in 2017. Also, the percentage of Guatemalans hoping to migrate dropped from 27 percent in 2017, down to 25 percent in 2019.
The Democrats’ portrayal of the economic migration as a humanitarian problem pressures Democrats to oppose President Donald Trump’s effort to reform the various asylum and border loopholes which drive down wages in Americans’ blue-collar workplaces.
The loopholes force border officers to release nearly all economic migrants they catch at the border. Roughly 80 percent of Democrat voters tell pollsters they want those rules preserved or further loosened.
The Democrats’ desire to treat Guatemalans’ economic migration as Americans’ humanitarian obligation is fueled by many progressives’ growing moral fervor over apparent racism. Many upper-income progressives embrace the claim that racism is the root cause of the United State’s economic and racial disparities and is the primary motivator in the nation’s immigration policies. This moral fervor began around 2012, and is dubbed “The Great Awokening.”
I would love it if we could take in every single person from poor nations around the world, and share the great blessings we enjoy. The problem with that is that pretty soon, there would be no blessings. Just poverty and overcrowding.
But what we can do, and what the United States has rocked at, is to help bring greatness to other nations around the world!
I would encourage you to watch this video. It becomes very clear as to what reality is concerning the United States taking in the poor,tired, and hungry.
For much of human history, all of the world was very poor. By 1960, prosperity started to increase in many places around the world. Today the world is vastly richer than ever before.
Much of this economic prosperity has been due to the great wealth of the United States and capitalism.
For the last few decades we have better data on global poverty (from the World Bank).
Global extreme poverty has declined from 44% to less than 10% – falling faster than ever.
We should not be complacent, but the world is heading in the right direction. Incomes are growing in all parts of the world. Global poverty is declining rapidly. And the poorest countries are growing the fastest.
And those are just the facts.