Thursday, June 6, 2019

7 border crisis problems demonstrably worse than more expensive burritos

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Burritos might cost a little more if the Mexican government doesn’t pull its weight on illegal immigration.
A new statement from Chipotle CFO Jack Hartung says that the burrito chain might have to raise prices by about one nickel per burrito if the Trump administration’s proposed tariffs to pressure the Mexican government go into effect.
“We know that we could easily solve the volatility in our supply chain by purchasing pre-mashed or processed avocados which would be cheaper, readily available and provide stability, but we are committed to our brand purpose and upholding our food with integrity principles,” Hartung told Fox Business.
While that news might elicit grumbles from the Chipotle fans undeterred by the company’s previous food poisoning woes (as well as wails from anyone looking for an excuse to bash Trump on immigration) here are 7 things far worse than paying a slightly higher premium on a trendy lunch, only a few of the bad things currently happening as a result of the massive border and humanitarian crisis that these provisional tariffs are meant to combat.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced last week that “the first large group of people from Africa” was apprehended, including people from areas experiencing large Ebola outbreaks. CBP noted that the group was screened medically, but the problem with Ebola is that the initial symptoms are often unremarkable and take a while to diagnose.
Human trafficking:
The cartels are currently making a fortune smuggling people across our border. Some smugglers are even reportedly running radio ads in Central America. “Human trafficking will reach new heights in the United States in the next 18 to 24 months,” warns Jaeson Jones, retired captain with the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Intelligence and Counterterrorism Division. “Several cartels have stated that they cannot keep up with the number of people surging through their plazas throughout Mexico.
Read the rest from Nare Madden HERE.

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