Bukele said his country must look inward and fix its problems so citizens don’t wish to flee the nation.
“People don’t flee their homes because they want to, people flee their homes because they feel they have to,” Bukele said to the BBC. “Why? Because they don’t have a job, because they are being threatened by gangs, because they don’t have basic things like water, education, health.”
“We can blame any other country but what about our blame? What country did they flee? Did they flee the United States? They fled El Salvador, they fled our country. It is our fault.”
He continued, “I think migration is a right, but it should be an option, not an obligation,” he said. “And right now it’s an obligation for a lot of people.”
The Daily Caller points out that in a Sky News interview, Bukele, insisted was his country’s responsibility to build up its economy so people have “opportunity for decent jobs, a decent education, a decent health care system and security … ”
Democrats–including presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke–have blamed Trump for the migrant deaths.
O’Rourke wrote on social media, “Trump is responsible for these deaths. As his administration refuses to follow our laws — preventing refugees from presenting themselves for asylum at our ports of entry — they cause families to cross between ports, ensuring greater suffering and death. At the expense of our humanity, not to the benefit of our safety.”
Trump is responsible for these deaths. As his administration refuses to follow our laws — preventing refugees from…
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