Tuesday’s midterm elections in the United States raise questions about whether it could have an impact on migration policies toward Central America, particularly in Nicaragua, where thousands are fleeing socio-political and human rights crises under administration . President Daniel Ortega.
According to analysts, the migrant dynamics of Nicaraguas fleeing this Central American country have changed after the war and pandemic in Ukraine. America’s voice.
Previously, Nicaraguans chose Costa Rica as their main destination, although inflation and famine in that country have changed the rules.
Maria Puerta, an assistant professor of political science at Valencia College, located in Orlando, Florida, assured that the final composition of the Senate would be a determining factor in terms of immigration policies.
And that if the lower house is in the hands of the Republican Party after the midterm elections, “it is to be expected that it will put more pressure on President Biden’s government, especially in terms of immigration,” he explained.
“What we can predict is that there will be a paralysis in terms of immigration reform, with the DHS (United States Department of Homeland Security) investigation and interpolation being an integral part of the Republican Party’s legislative agenda, as already in their The leaders have taken it forward,” said Puerta. visa on arrival,
The expert expected little progress on immigration, but “a central presence in the political debate ahead of the 2024 presidential election.”
For his part, Eric Hershberg, director of the Center for Latin American Studies at American University, denied that the election results “would have an impact on US foreign policy with respect to Central America, nor on migration trends in the region.”
Hershberg pointed out that the issue was not an element of debate in the campaigns of major states, so the results, in the short term, “would not change American public policies towards the region, issues such as migration, combating corruption, human rights, the quality of democracy and Investing in Development Cooperation”.
Thousands of Nicaraguas Want America
During fiscal year 2022, United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recorded a record 2.7 million migrant detentions, of which 164,600 were Nicaraguans.
The number of detainees has increased significantly in relation to 2020, with the total number of Nicaraguans detained at the southern US border to barely 3,164.
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has said that migration is due to sanctions imposed by the United States, something that experts refute and blame on state repression.
During the 43rd anniversary of the Interior Ministry in October this year, the president honored, “Then they’re complaining about immigrants, well, keep on banning and more immigrants will go to the United States.”
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