Border Illegal Immigration, Asylum and Refugees

By pjain      Published April 6, 2021, 7:55 p.m. in blog Health   

Immigration 101

Welfare states and Open Immigration don't mix

Open immigration and large welfare states are incompatible - Milton Friedman

Progressives all in for Blind Immigration, MMT, UBI and Free cash for all

Progressives esp far left democrats have a growing belief that people should be allowed to enter the U.S. on their terms rather than, and that it is our collective responsibility to take care of them if they can’t take care of themselves.

EU Open immigration failed

EU Jihad and Terrorism in Muslim enclaves

Managing Border-Crashing and Illegal Immigration

  • Without a border there is no country. And without security, there is no border.

2021 Biden-encouraged Border Crashers, implies amnesty to 11m+4m DACA/Dreamers

  1. The Biden White House has reversed many of Trump's border-security provisions effectively making the claim of “Don’t come, the border is closed!” to false.

  2. Biden has thrown its weight behind amnesty legislation that would apply to more than a third of the country’s estimated 12m illegal immigrants. Effectively saying “But if you do make it to the U.S., even illegally, you’ll almost certainly be allowed to stay.”

  3. Even Bill Clinton was anti-border illegal immigration, responding to a spike in illegal immigration in the early 1990s by asking Congress for additional funding,

    “We must say ‘no’ to illegal immigration so we can continue to say ‘yes’ to legal immigration, .. [we must] protect our borders, remove criminal aliens, reduce work incentives for illegal immigration [and] stop asylum abuse.” - Bill Clinton

Lots of unjustified "asylum" seekers - Punjabis under threat or economic opportunists?

TREND: Blatant Mobs sSeek Better On-US-Soil treatment are Crashing the Borders

Treatment: Pile into border cages not Catch+Release, encouraging cruel treatment!

Democratic candidates support alternatives to detention facilities, including electronic monitoring and social work monitoring.

There is a humanitarian crisis at the border where an increasing number of migrants, many asylum seekers from Central America, have been trying to enter the United States. There are more than 2,000 children being held in custody without their parents at the southern border daily; migrant adults and children are facing overcrowded facilities; since the start of Donald Trump’s presidency, two dozen migrants have died in custody with US Border Patrol, including six children.

This has been made worse by HUGE numbers and the administration’s zero tolerance policy that separated children from their parents at the border.

Trump has refused to eg immunize kids being held for long periods of 6 months or more at the border leading to rising cases of mumps, etc.

CRAZY Amounts being spent per detainee

While Congress provided Homeland Security $415 million for humanitarian relief, which Democrats say has not been fully spent despite the department saying it needs more money.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) spend an average of $775 per day per detained migrant.

Even assuming that it is somehow reasonable for the government to spend more money incarcerating someone than it would cost to rent a room in a luxury hotel, conditions chronicled by the recent delegation of progressive Democrats made clear that inhumane treatment is not the unintended consequence of underfunding.

Forced agreement with Mexico to block coming El Norte!

  • Trump has sought to make it unwelcome by separating kids and parents indefinitely.

  • Trump recently threatened to close the border because of his frustration about the influx of migrants, but he backed off that

  • Trump also threatened deep tariffs on Mexico to get cooperation of originating country deportation agreement.

Penalties to Central American Asylum origins

Trump threatened to close the border and cut off aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, the countries of origin for most migrants arriving at the border.

Asylum and Refugee Key Factors

Global 71m Displaced Refugees

The United Nations refugee agency said Wednesday that, as of the end of 2018, a record 70.8 million people worldwide had been “forcibly displaced” from their homes due to war, natural disasters or persecution.

Metering at Borders

Democrats want to end “metering” — which is how US officials restrict the number of asylum seekers allowed to enter legally at ports of entry each day.

Catch-and-Release Policy - Nearly a Million Asylum Cases in Limbo

There is a backlog of 850,000 asylum cases waiting for a day in court and fewer than 450 judges to handle them

What are Caps on Asylum

In 2018, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo set a refugee cap for fiscal 2019 at 30,000 people — a decrease from 45,000 the year before and a stark drop from the average ceiling of 95,000 over the past four decades.

However the actual numbers have dropped even further. In 2018 23,000 refugees, 33,000 in 2017, and 97,000 in 2016. Canada, by contrast, accepted 28,000 refugees in 2018 -- Pew reported.

House Democrats in June 2019 introduced legislation "Lady Liberty Act" to increase the number of refugees allowed into the United States to no fewer than 110,000 refugees each year, beginning in fiscal 2021. It establishes no cap.

"The US has a moral duty to reverse that policy given the sheer number of violent hotspots around the globe — and the spike in threatened populations that have followed it. -- Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), the sponsor of the proposal

This is taking a direct shot at the Trump administration's move to cut the figure drastically. However, the legislation has little chance of passing through the Republican-controlled Senate, where GOP leaders have consistently backed President Trump's hard-line positions on immigration.


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