We believe that in the ideal world, everyone would be safe to stay in their home rather than needing to flee to another country for refuge. In some cases it is possible for refugees to repatriate and return to their homes -- after a war or famine ends, for example -- but in many cases that is not possible. We support measures to provide aid and support to countries in crisis to allow them to rebuild and create a safe environment for their citizens. When that is not possible, we support a robust refugee and asylum system to welcome those who truly have no safe home to return to.
As long as there are citizens who can’t trust their government to provide safety and stability, migration will be a necessity. To combat some of the instability in Central America, President Biden has tasked Vice President Harris with the task of addressing root causes of migration. Vice President Harris has already begun meeting with these governments and the latest budget proposal sent to Congress includes a request for increased aid to the struggling region. There are also non-profit organizations, such as ASJ Honduras and WOLA, that work to combat corruption and offer support in these countries.