Rosa Leal de Pérez, the first lady of Guatemala, believes the influx of illegal immigrant children into the United States has nothing to do with violence.
Ms. Pérez said the reason thousands of unattended children are fleeing north is to be reunited with their families in the United States. She said U.S. immigration policies are breaking families apart and creating a humanitarian crisis.
According to the United Nations and Democrats the children are refugees escaping violence in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. This makes them refugees, not illegal immigrants.
“These are children who are coming across as refugees because of the violence that they are facing in their homelands,” said Rep. Joseph Crowley, the vice chair of the Democratic Caucus, during a press conference earlier this week.
Crowley and House Democrats are pushing through a $3.7 billion proposal to increase the border budget.
The United Nations has decided to bend the rules to help illegal immigrants enter the United States. Officials with the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees are pushing for a regional agreement between representatives from the U.S., Mexico, and Central America that will designate the illegal immigrants as refugees displaced by armed conflict.
The United Nations realizes any such designation would lack any legal justification. Regardless, the U.N. believes “the U.S. and Mexico should recognize that this is a refugee situation, which implies that they shouldn’t be automatically sent to their home countries but rather receive international protection.”
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said during a recent visit to the United States that illegal immigrants from his country were “displaced by war” and demanded the U.S. acknowledge that and unconditionally accept tens of thousands of them.
Bankster Drug Cartel War in Mexico and Central America
The war in Honduras, Central America and Mexico is not a traditional conflict between warring states. It is the result of drug cartel and organized crime violence, according to a report carried by the Associated Press.
The AP report dwells on Sombra Negra, or Black Shadow, a death squad in El Salvador comprised largely of police and military personnel. It primarily targets MS-13 and other drug gangs.
The death squads in El Salvador were initially organized in 1963 under General Jose Alberto Medrano and the Organizacion Democratica Nacionalista, a paramilitary organization trained and supported by the U.S. military and the CIA. Death squads also operated in Honduras and Costa Rica.
Drug money and cartel violence kept the financial system afloat during the engineered subprime asset bubble implosion. Antonio Maria Costa, head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, said in 2009 he had evidence proceeds from drug cartels were “the only liquid investment capital” available to many banks during the crisis.
According to Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla, the son of Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada Garcia, a top leader of the Sinaloa cartel, the brutal drug trafficking organization is protected by the U.S. government. “Zambada Niebla also claims to be an asset of the US government,” Bill Conroy wrote for Narcosphere in July, 2011.
Zambada Niebla said the DEA worked closely with the Sinaloa cartel and expedited its drug shipments into the United States.
In October, 2011 further evidence was uncovered linking the U.S. government to Sinaloa when Operation Fast and Furious weapons were discovered in the house of Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, a cartel leader.