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Why do Republicans Support U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela?

• https://www.fff.org, by Jacob G. Hornberger

What I don't get us why they would use impoverished human beings who have fled to the United States in an attempt to survive as the means to do that.

But what I really don't understand is why Republicans and other statist supporters of America's system of immigration controls (including Democrats) are silent about — or, even worse, supportive of — the brutal sanctions that the U.S. government has imposed and continues to enforce against Venezuela.

After all, look at how Republicans are railing against the "invasion" of the United States from Latin America. Why, a few years ago, a guy even went on a rampage in El Paso in which he killed several Hispanics because he felt he had a right to kill invaders. 

The fact is that the U.S. sanctions, in combination with Venezuela's socialist economic system, have succeeded in making economic conditions so bad that people have had to flee Venezuela in an attempt to save their lives from starvation. 

Therefore, doesn't it stand to reason that Republicans, who are clearly upset over the fact that some of those fleeing Venezuelans are coming to the United States, would rise up and say to U.S. officials: "Lift your sanctions, you dolts! You are just making matters worse for the Venezuelan people. You are turning them into 'invaders' of the United States"?


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