and we never have been.
This includes under President Trump, who claimed he was with his "wall."
Read this article folks. Then contemplate: How can you stop this in 15 minutes or less?
Because you can.
Ecuadorians typically pay up to $15,000 per person to human smugglers, also known as “polleros,” or chicken herders, to reach the southern border, officials said.
“In debriefs we have found that the going rate for Central Americans ranges anywhere from $8,000 to $12,000, but the farther you go into South America, the price the transnational criminal organizations charge increases from $12,000 to $15,000 per person,” said US Customs and Border Protection public affairs officer Landon Hutchens.
None of these people have $8,000, $12,000 or $15,000.
Not one of their families has it either.
The reason they claim they're doing this is that they're broke. Do you really think they have a MasterCard with a $15,000 cash advance line or the ability to borrow that amount of cash from somewhere when they have zero collateral to put up?
You're not that stupid, are you?
They even admit it when caught:
“There is plenty of work in Ecuador, but they just don’t pay anything,” Carmen said, adding that they were hoping to join cousins in Newark.
So how do you shut it off?
You shut down remittances unless the person sending them (1) is an American citizen and (2) the funds are traceable to legal, taxes-paid (e.g. employment) economic activity.
You do that and the entire migration "coyote" scheme ends in one day because there is no way for the coyotes to get paid.
I've pointed this out for years.
The problem is simple to resolve: Shut off the money and the motive for these people to come, and those who exploit those attempting to come, both go "poof."
Until you do that or place our military on the border with live ammunition and orders to shoot anything on two legs that crosses except at a lawful point of entry you had best sit down and shut up when it comes to claiming you want to see this end.
Trump didn't want to see it stop, Biden doesn't, neither does either side of the aisle in Congress and neither do you.
Oh, and let's not forget that the evil Cucksucker Trump knew damn well this would work too. How? He threatened to do it, and then refused. So for the so-called MAGA crowd, sit down and shut up.