One Million Migrants: Biden's Asylum Abuse
The NY Times details the asylum flood into our homeland as the Left exploits America's generosity.
America’s asylum generosity has been weaponized by Joe Biden to facilitate a human tsunami of trespassers into our homeland. As the Daily Mail recently catalogued, a staggering 4.9 million uninvited, unvetted foreign nationals have broken into America because of Biden’s refusal to secure our border during his disastrous tenure.
Of those nearly 5 million illegals, fresh reporting from the New York Times details that 1 million of them entered under the guise of asylum, and now receive abundant benefits in America, funded by US taxpayers at a time of historic economic duress for US citizens.
That column in the NY Times, headlined “Biden Administration Has Admitted One Million Migrants to Await Hearings,” focused on asylum seekers settling into comfortable lives in Portland, Maine where they stay in hotels, enjoy taxpayer-funded meals, and send their children to local public schools without the burdens of paying local taxes.
This life of copious benefits can persist for years for such migrants, since the massive backlog of cases means that most uninvited migrants will “wait seven years on average before a decision on their case is reached,” according to the Times. That scenario begs the key question: do these migrants truly need and deserve American asylum, or are they overwhelmingly just economic migrants abusing the broken US immigration system?
To answer that question, the analysis of none other than President Barack Obama provides useful insight. As president he was queried about this issue as he met in the White House with the leaders of Latin American countries that sent masses of economic refugees to America seeking entry to the US under the false pretense of political asylum. Obama responded:
“Refugee status is not granted just based on economic need or because a family lives in a bad neighborhood or poverty. It’s typically defined fairly narrowly -- the state, for example, that was targeting political activists and they need to get out of the country for fear of prosecution or even death.”
Obama was precisely correct, both as a matter of law and of simple logic. The patron saint of the American Left, Barack Obama, correctly demanded that legitimate political asylum applies to a small group of people globally who meet narrow criteria.
Living in a tough area or facing limited economic opportunities cannot, in any sense, qualify a foreign national for entry to the United States. After all, tens of millions of American citizens deal with life circumstances that meet those broad criteria.
How many American children in Chicago and Baltimore live in violent neighborhoods and attend failing government schools? How many formerly-employed factory workers in Appalachia descend into lives of despair because globalist policies moved their jobs to China?
Asylum was intended for refugees running for their lives from despotic regimes because of political beliefs or religion, not as a backdoor entry into America that is facilitated and abused by Joe Biden and his allies in leftist NGO’s (non-governmental organizations).
Regarding those NGO’s and their radical agenda to effectively vaporize the US border, the New York Post recently reported that the “Organization for Migration” actually hands out pre-loaded $800 debit cards to trespassers in Mexico before they even enter the United States, paid for by the US State Department.
Contrast that largesse with the present financial pain endured by American citizens. At present, 20 million US households are behind in their utility bills and face a “tsunami of shutoffs,” according to Bloomberg reporting. Just as troubling, of the massive 13.5 million Americans who are not current on their rent or mortgage, 40% of them – or 5.4 million people – expect to be evicted or foreclosed upon in the next two months.
Despite these dire economic circumstances for Americans, the permanent political class insists on lavishing scarce resources upon foreigners. As detailed in the NY Times piece, in Portland, Maine over the last year and a half, “the city spent $40 million on asylum seekers.”
The population of that coastal town is only 66,000 residents. So, a family of four in Portland spends an astounding $2,400 on migrants. Can such exorbitant spending possibly be justified to hard-pressed Maine citizens struggling to pay for the necessities of life under Biden’s Stagflation?
Given these realities for Americans and these obscenely misplaced priorities of the ruling class, no wonder consumer confidence recently plunges to a post-WWII low. But despite this quagmire for America’s own citizens, Biden and his allies throw open America’s front door to welcome in masses of migrants.
Even worse, instead of prioritizing America’s own hurting citizens – of every race and creed – the Biden administration and corporate media malign any objection to these policies as bigotry. The patriotic populist movement must wholesale reject these smears, and demand that these vast resources redirect toward the citizens of our own land. America’s total broken asylum system must be suspended until a workable replacement law is crafted by the next Congress and president, one that only narrowly affords American protection to legitimate asylum candidates.