3.Addressing Immigration Problems
The reason more immigrants are flocking to America in record numbers is to escape the financial hardships of their countries. Foreign policies implemented by the Republicans in the past did little to address the problem at the core. Lower levels of economic prosperity in countries like Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras have resulted in an increase in violence and a desperate attempt to come to a new country for a better way of life. Republicans today, however, seem too focused on building a bigger and stronger wall, keeping out those people rather than improving relations and providing opportunities for these countries to rebuild from within. Addressing the root cause of the issues in Central America could have a positive impact on immigration, as opposed to merely making it more challenging to get in to this country.
4.Weaker Nation Overall
Looking back to the foreign policy of the Bush administration, it is easy to see that our country as a whole has become weaker rather than stronger. To compound the problem, one only needs to speak to leaders around the world to see how they feel about America. The truth is that we are now perceived as weak and no longer in charge. The strength and leadership that once made this country great is now the reason so many countries around the world no longer respect America. The reputation of America is in serious decline due to the foreign policy mistakes that have been pitting one country against another while we simply sit back and wait for the next superpower to take control.