This tragedy is the result of harsh policies at the southern land border between the US and Mexico. As Pres. Biden’s administration continues making it more difficult for migrants to seek asylum, more people desperate to escape to the US are willing to take their chances on the water in an attempt to elude border authorities. The US should be more open to asylum seekers in order to prevent these awful events.
Biden’s policies aren’t too harsh, they’re too lenient and are leading to the invasion of the US by land and sea by migrants. Things are only going to get worse as we approach May and the end of Title 42, because the administration has no plan for how to protect the country from people illegally crossing the border.
There is an 8% chance that the US will phase out per-country caps on employment-based visas before 2025, according to the Metaculus prediction community.