Border Blues Boohoos
Sanctuary states and cities weigh in on “solving” the migrant crisis.
Democrat Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey was forced to declared a state of emergency because her state is overwhelmed with the number of migrants who need care and housing. It is a problem of her state’s own making.
As a “sanctuary state,” Massachusetts has seen an influx of 20,000 migrants this year. That’s an 80% increase from last year. In 2017, the state’s highest court refused to cooperate with U.S. immigration laws and declared that state court officers didn’t have the authority to detain migrants even if the illegal in question was named in a federal immigration request. Other sanctuary regulations soon followed, such as initiatives to help migrants delay deportation proceedings for years, allowing illegals to obtain non-commercial driver’s licenses, and allowing them to apply for state assistance programs to help pay for food. Massachusetts has made itself a haven for the illegal migrant. Those migrants are coming to where they will have the easiest time avoiding the law.
Almost humorously, Healey has resorted to asking hotels, landlords, and homeowners to open their doors for illegals.
New York City has also been griping about the struggles that come along with its own sanctimonious declaration of being a sanctuary city. Democrat Mayor Eric Adams’s current biggest complaint is that the immigration crisis is costing the city billions of dollars. He predicts that by the end of 2025, the dollar amount that will be spent on housing, feeding, and caring for the migrants in his city — should the flood of humanity keep rushing over the border and onto buses from Texas — would be around $12 billion.
Adams laughably and hypocritically blames border states for having “created a funnel” for illegals to come his way, and he wants Joe Biden to declare a state of emergency.
Illinois, another “sanctuary state,” is also taking measures to get migrants out of the shelters and into paying jobs. Democrat Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker just signed a bill that may even allow illegal migrants to become law enforcement officers. We’re sure the Chinese are loving this. They could set up a police station with some legitimacy in Illinois.
Here is the exact language from the bill:
…provides that an individual who is not a citizen but is legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law is authorized to apply for the position of police officer, subject to all requirements and limitations, other than citizenship, to which other applicants are subject.
Newsweek, of course, slapped a fact-check on people reporting on this insane new law, saying that it clearly only applies to illegals who have permits to work in the U.S. The question on any sane person’s mind is: How does that stipulation make it better? Foreign nationals arresting American citizens is a recipe for disaster. But that’s deep-blue Illinois for you.
Democrat New York Governor Kathy Hochul talked about allocating money to help the struggling NYC next fiscal year, inaccurately asserting, “This is a humanitarian crisis not of their own making.” It absolutely is a crisis of their own making. NYC officials made it their problem when they declared themselves a sanctuary city. Now they have a taste of what every border city goes through on a daily basis. Healey’s response is a little more reasonable. She has said, “This is a national issue that demands a national response.” The correct national response would be to secure the border. However, that isn’t going to happen under this president’s tender mercies.
The border is little better than a sieve at this point. Though illegal immigration numbers saw a slight decrease in June, the numbers are back to a 30% increase. According to Fox News, there are now 17 million illegals living in the United States. Yet the Biden administration is happy to brag about the slight drop in numbers at the end of Title 42 and hopes we don’t notice the newest migrant tent city cropping up down the street. President Joe Biden’s border is secure … just like Bidenomics is making us richer.
Biden is a derelict president who is intentionally allowing a full-scale invasion at our souther border, then continues to feed us all horse puckey about how numbers are down. He and his DHS secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, should be impeached.
- Kathy Hochul
- New York City
- New York
- Eric Adams
- border security
- sanctuary cities
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