Miami mayor says socialism is driving migrant surge in Latin America

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Miami mayor says socialism is driving migrant surge in Latin America

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is angry over the latest migrant surge along America's southern borders, arguing that part of the influx problem stems from a recent rise of socialism on Varney Co. Wednesday.

The rise of socialism has been ignored by the United States for decades in our hemisphere. Suarez told host Stuart Varney that Cuba is its number one export country. They have seen them do for the last 50 years or 60 years since Castro has been in power, and they have spread this ideology to Venezuela, Nicaragua. Cuba is located just 90 miles south of Florida's shoreline and has been controlled for long by the communist and socialist tyranny of dictator Fidel Castro.

The socialist regime of Castro made the government the dominant force in society, from cradle to grave, Cuban refugee Alex Sanchez previously wrote for FOX Business. The socialist changes, including nationalizing private property, caused widespread misery. Suarez stated that other South American countries are experiencing a socialist uprising, which he argued plays a role in the recent wave of migrants into the U.S.

There are situations in Argentina, Chile, recently with the election in Brazil, and in Colombia, Peru that are up in the air, according to the mayor.

The number of migrant encounters at the southern border in December reached 250,000 in December alone, Customs and Border Protection CBP confirmed last Friday, marking a new high for the Biden-era border crisis as it enters its third year.

Florida saw dozens of illegal immigrants make landfall on Fort Lauderdale Beach just north of Miami less than two weeks ago. A Florida government spokesman told Fox News Digital that 8,400 migrants have been intercepted in the Florida Keys since August.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis activated the Florida National Guard just days before the Jan. 13 event to help local law enforcement in the state with the influx of migrants coming into South Florida from Cuba and other Caribbean nations.

Immigration pressure is created by a massive shift that causes a lot of poverty in the region. Suarez said that there was no one articulating the fact that increasing socialism is driving poverty in our hemisphere, as well as the recent migrant boats.

Miami s mayor called for his fellow U.S. leaders to help in the fight against socialism by building a strategy of de-powering China. We have a huge supply chain in China, including our microchips, 80% of which are produced in Taiwan. In order to create more prosperity in our hemisphere, we're going to decrease the incentives for people in this hemisphere to come to the United States, as a result of bringing that into our hemisphere, according to Suarez.

The mayor said that they want to find a legal solution to supporting the humanitarian desire of migrants to create success for themselves and their families, and to make sure that their tomorrows are better than their yesterdays.

That's what everyone wants, and everyone finds it here in the U.S. Suarez said. Imagine what it would take to get to the United States of America from your life to sacrifice everything, including your life, to get in a makeshift watercraft in Cuba without propulsion, without a motor, and drive 90 miles to get to the United States of America. It is a dramatic decision that someone has to make in life, according to the Miami mayor. I think we under-appreciate what we have here in our country.