There is no neutrality requirement for comments in this subreddit — it's only the I know we’re supposed to provide answers but I have more questions.
Someone mentioned that the foreign aid money their country received was simply getting pocketed by corrupt politicians.
This is the aid, in millions, given from 2007 to 2017 for each country: Honduras: 2007: 74m, 2008: 88m, 2009: 129m, 2010: 123m, 2011: 80m, 2012: 63m, 2013: 106m, 2014: 102m, 2015: 106m, 2016: 152m, 2017: 150m Guatemala: 2007: 70m, 2008: 90m , 2009: 100m, 2010: 131m, 2011: 128m, 2012: 116m, 2013: 146m, 2014: 142m, 2015: 146m, 2016: 177m, 2017: 241m El Salvador: 2007: 56m, 2008: 72m, 2009: 100m, 2010: 171m, 2011: 187m, 2012: 208m, 2013: 89m, 2014: 69m, 2015: 76m, 2016: 90m, 2017: 94m The hardest part of this has been finding the number of migrants coming from these countries, and specifically data over the last several years.
The best I could think of was maybe this Pew Research data on the number of people living in the United States from specific countries in the Northern Triangle.
You had the pre-Korean War few, the post-Korean War refugees and 'war brides,/ and then the Third Wave which started in 1965 and later - which has increased over the years even as economic development of South Korea increased dramatically.
The same is with China where 299,000 immigrants were in the US in 1980 near the start of their economic reforms.It makes sense that immigration would increase from countries where you would need a plane ticket would increase once the average wealth of its citizens increases, but I’m not so sure you can equate that to the countries where the primary form of emigration is by foot.The same is with China where 299,000 entered the US in 1980 near the start of their economic reforms.El Salvador2007: 90,000 2008: -20,000 2009: 50,000 2010: 20,000 2011: 50,000 2012: 20,000 2013: No change 2014: 50,000 2015: 50,000Guatemala:2007: -50,000 2008: 75,000 2009: 15,000 2010: -10,000 2011: 60,000 2012: -60,000 2013: 25,000 2014: -10,000 2015: 35,000Honduras:2007: 45,000 2008: 35,000 2009: -15,000 2010: 45,000 2011: -15,000 2012: 50,000 2013: no change 2014: 15,000 2015: 35,000Here’s that data presented so it's actually readable: Aid Disbursements for Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador (2007-2017)Honduras, Aid vs. I don't even think it's worth trying to find a correlation in aid and migrant flow in this data because of those factors, and since the data on migrant flow I listed here in flawed, possibly quite heavily.Even when money is lost due to corruption, some of it does go to projects which improve the situation.How do we know that the money is going where it’s intended to?How do we know if we are getting a return on investment?interesting, but maybe coincidental effects that might not work everywhere.I’m interested enough that I tried to find the data on aid given to countries and the number of migrants coming into the United States.This is a friendly reminder from the NP mod team that all factual claims must be backed up by sources.We would ask that you edit your comment if it is making any factual claims, even if you might think they are common knowledge.