Panama Warns U.S. About Migrant Makeup

Terrorists are blending in, Panama minister says.

According to Panamanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Erika Mouynes, terrorists are blending in with migrants entering Panama in an effort to get to the United States.

“Members of terrorist organizations and sanctioned parties have found their way into Panama, where they are not permitted to enter in the first place,” Minister Mouynes stated. “Panama’s biometric identification measures have recognized and detained individuals linked to extremist groups attempting to pass through the country with migrants.”

“Vice President Kamala Harris’s recent trip to Central America — her first official mission abroad — is emblematic of the weight the White House has placed on the issue of migration,” the Panamanian minister wrote. “Unfortunately, however, Panama was left off the itinerary of her two-day trip, which included stops in Guatemala and Mexico. This despite the unprecedented number of migrants attempting to cross our border through a treacherous area of jungle known as the Darién Gap.” The minister noted the gap is a particularly vulnerable and dangerous place for migration.

“The problem of uncontrolled migration is not isolated to Texas, California, New Mexico, or Arizona,” she wrote. “Farther south, on the Panamanian border, a parallel crisis is unfolding as unprecedented numbers of migrants from Haiti, Cuba, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East attempt to cross the Darién Gap en route to Canada and the United States.

“The situation here is not a uniquely North American or Panamanian problem. It is an international humanitarian crisis that knows no borders and requires immediate collaboration. Panama, for our part, looks forward to working closely with the Biden administration to formulate an effective policy response.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For border agents and local law enforcement as they work to protect the United States at the southern border.
  • For the president and his administration to increase efforts to curb mass migrations.
  • For Congress as they consider immigration reform and border security.

Sources: Newsmax, Foreign Policy Magazine


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