The USA “Migrant/Invasion” Problem

  • The USA “Migrant/Invasion” Problem

    Posted by ObscureandFuzzy on January 27, 2024 at 10:39 am

    A long post, written completely by me which I know is a total waste of time, but what the heck…

    In a different thread, Mr. @metta wrote:

    @metta Member January 25, 2024 at 2:03 am

    It is Congress that has a right to create new immigration laws in the USA that also respect international laws. Republican politicians like to manipulate people with the issue without actually creating reasonable legal humane ways to solve the issues.

    We have very generous immigration laws on the books already, historically averaging around 1 million new immigrants a year being granted Lawful Permanent Resident status (https://www.dhs.gov/ohss/topics/immigration/yearbook/2018/table1). In addition, around 3/4 of a million people who choose to become citizens are granted citizenship each year (https://www.dhs.gov/ohss/topics/immigration/yearbook/2018/table21).

    The current “problem” with our legal immigration system is that people wanting to be admitted into the USA and obtain green card status need to stand in line, and the processing time often takes YEARS.

    So… people, being clever, are choosing to skip the line and just walk across the border and state that they are seeking asylum. The current administration gives them temporary legal status and they are let into the country (without the extensive criminal background checks and screening for infectious diseases that those coming into the country through the embassy application method have to go through).

    THAT is what our current “border crisis” is about. Under President Biden, several MILLION people per year have been entering the country in this manner (it was happening to a lesser degree, but still happening, under Trump and Obama too). These “migrants / aslyum seekers” are exploiting our current immigration law and ignoring the “first country of asylum” procedure where they are supposed to seek asylum by going to that country’s U.S. embassy and make their application there.

    The current debate between the Democrats and Republicans in Washington D.C. is:

    (The Democrat “solution”): Increase funding to add more Federal agents at the southern border to assist people crossing into the USA from Mexico so that more people can be granted temporary lawful status, released into the USA and given asylum hearing court dates that are now extending out to 2031.

    (The Republican “solution): Increase funding to add more Federal agents at the southern border, construct physical barriers to greatly slow the flow of people coming in and restore the “first country of asylum” procedure so that the flow of new “migrants” coming into the country would be greatly diminished.

    While Congress fiddles and American burns, the states are taking matters into their own hands – as is their right. 25 states have joined in support of Texas under the principle that each state has the ability to defend itself from an invasion. WATCH HOW THIS PLAYS OUT. There hasn’t been such a forceful challenge to the Federal government by the states in many, many generations. There will be court challenges by Texas, and Texas (and perhaps Arizona) outright ignoring dictates coming from the Federal government.

    ObscureandFuzzy replied 3 weeks, 3 days ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • ObscureandFuzzy

    Organizer
    January 28, 2024 at 6:30 pm

    “The people” are starting to get involved.

    Trucker convoy will head to migrant hotspots across US-Mexico border

    A massive convoy of truckers will make its way to three migrant hotspots across three states in a bid to shame the White House into tackling the worsening crisis. Hundreds – possibly thousands – of big rigs will head for Eagle Pass in Texas , Yuma in Arizona and San Ysidro in California from January 29 for the four day ‘Take Back Our Border’ event.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/trucker-convoy-will-head-to-migrant-hotspots-across-us-mexico-border/ss-BB1hjWK0

  • outdoorsguy

    Member
    January 31, 2024 at 7:20 pm
  • ObscureandFuzzy

    Organizer
    January 31, 2024 at 8:10 pm

    Thank you for your contribution to this topic @outdoorsguy – and perhaps NYC Mayor Adams can answer that question.

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