Central and South American economies are being terrorized by the drug market. As a cynical avenue for employment, and as an impediment to industrialization. Who’s to say the U.S. benefits from the counter-narcotics operations? Uruguay is on its way to government regulated marijuana, to take the monopoly away from the poisonous, sulfuric-acid containing market. For all other sane refugees as in Mexico and Columbia who would rather not be caught in the crossfire, the United States is a safe haven. But there are neighborhoods here too that I’d advise one should avoid. The open-air drug markets of the South and West side of Chicago, for one. There’s no SWAT teams trying to take over Chicago, though. Except maybe the NRA.