U.S. aid to Central America hasn’t slowed migration. Can Kamala Harris?

U.S. aid to Central America hasn’t slowed migration. Can Kamala Harris?

[Ed. – The question in the title is obviously unserious. Biden sticks his finger in an electric socket and gets a bad shock. So next time he sticks two fingers in.]

As vice president, Joseph R. Biden Jr. led an enormous push to deter people from crossing into the United States by devoting hundreds of millions of dollars to Central America, hoping to make the region more tolerable for the poor — so that fewer would abandon it.

Now, as President Biden, he is doubling down on that strategy once again and assigning his own vice president, Kamala Harris, the prickly challenge of carrying out his plan to commit $4 billion in a remarkably similar approach as she travels to the region Sunday.

“When I was vice president, I focused on providing the help needed to address these root causes of migration,” Mr. Biden said in a recent speech to Congress. “It helped keep people in their own countries instead of being forced to leave. Our plan worked.”

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