I was just perusing the headlines and noted that NY Governor Kathy Hochul (D) is calling out the National Guard to deal with the illegal immigrant invasion – er, crisis.
Now, what they will be doing (150 of them) aside from putting them on buses to Republican areas and handing out work permits (previous items on her agenda) is unknown.
I have to wonder if perhaps, given their incredible business acumen and fundraising abilities, if Bob Menendez (D) and Hunter Biden (C) might lend a hand. Just a few of Bob’s bars of gold, or a handful of Hunter’s beautiful paintings, might alleviate the crisis. After all, if Eagle Pass, a small town in Texas with a population of 29,000, can deal with an influx of 10,000 per day with no real outside help, I should think that New York with a population of 8.5 million could somehow limp along with their 114,000 in the last two years. After all, they have lots and lots of room compared to Eagle Pass. Just a few pesos from Bob and Hunter would probably make all things well again.
Or, on the other hand, the imbeciles in Washington could close the border and stop the invasion of military age men streaming in right now. Watch the news: very few families. And, a strangely large number of fathers with their children but no wife. I would be horrified if anyone suggested the children are props to get past La Migra, but word is that it happens from time to time.
There is no nation known as the United States of America if there is no border control. And, clearly, the Biden administration has opened the borders for all practical purposes.
I won’t even get into the questions of communicable disease, human trafficking, drug muling, terrorists walking across the border, or the allegation that it’s all a plot to tip the balance of the voting rolls toward the Democratic party. Nope. I just want everyone who would like to come here to go through some vetting and know who the hell it is. A surprisingly large number of these lovely Latino immigrants come from countries I cannot find on a map of this hemisphere. But they sure are coming from Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and a plethora of Arab states. Not to mention the wave of Haitians among them.
All are welcome, but only if they enter legally. That goes for beautiful Irish women who overstay their visas, Russian blondes who dropped the mail-order husband and vanished, and the tens of thousands of students who never studied but stayed anyway. Poof! All of them must go.
See, it isn’t about religion, skin color, where you are from, etc. It’s about who you are, and what you bring to the table. Cheap labor is not a reason to fling our sovereignty into the trash. Nor are potential voters.
Wake up, my friends: this is a horrible situation, and until we can actually take care of our citizens, especially veterans, we should not be expanding the base of population with unskilled labor. (Nor, in my less than humble opinion, with technical experts on legal visas – train our own people first!)
Xenophobic? Nah. But I’ve never entered any country illegally and don’t plan on it. I expect the same from others.