During the Summit of the Americas, the Biden administration is announcing that Spain will agree to resettle a modest number of refugees from the Western Hemisphere as a way to deal with the labor shortage there.
The agreement is being called “symbolically significant” by the White House but Ira Mehlman, speaking for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, calls it political theatre.
"This is just sort of window dressing,” he says, “showing the American public that we're not in this alone, that the burdens are being shared by other nations.”
Political and economic hardships haven’t changed in Central America and other nations, Mehlman insists, so the record-breaking number of illegal aliens crossing into the U.S. is a direct result of the Biden administration welcoming them to America with no plan to turn them away.
“And that is what has triggered this mass flow of migrants coming not just from countries in Central America,” Mehlman says, “but virtually all across the globe."