The recent wave of nearly 130,000 migrants to New York City is angering Hispanic residents—enough to make them consider voting red.
For many years democrats were quite happy to let Texas and the other border states deal with this. It only took six months for New Yorkers to throw a fit over it - and the media who ignored the issue for years are suddenly treating it like a crisis. You all voted for Biden - you get what you deserve. Stop complaining about getting what you literally asked for.
To bring some perspective to the statistics shared in the article...
> while crime may be down by just over 25 percent in Sunset Park, it doesn’t feel that way
*Arrests* are down 25%. Very different from any change in crime. In particular, New York City has decriminalized a lot of things including petty theft.
> every night a migrant family is in the city’s care, the local government spends an average of $394 for food, shelter, and medical care
That's about $12,000 a month. The median family income in New York City is roughly $5,800 a month. So a migrant family is getting more than double from the government than a native family makes (might not be entirely comparable, since native families will also get some city benefits).
It's also worth noting that over 80% of migrant "families" to the US are just single men, although perhaps that's less true of those that make it to New York. Still, it suggests the actual disparity between the amount the government spends on migrants is far greater than the amount a local makes working an actual job.
We truly are entering a Marxist socialist utopia!
Same. I grew up in a mostly chaotic society in Mexico. My anger towards progressives over this matter is immeasurable. Indeed this is not the same country as 30 years ago. Indeed I will very likely vote red.
This migrant influx is a devil’s bargain between extreme leftist “no borders” types, who seem to be running the Biden Administration, and big business that wants cheap, compliant labor. Hardest hit will be poor Black Americans in cities. Who wants to hire a man from the ‘hood with a prior record when a new arrival will do it for half the cost and not complain?
I was pilloried as a racist for taking a hardline against illegal immigration, because I knew this was the obvious outcome. I have a few choice words:
1. You made this bed. Time to sleep in it.
2. I told you so
3. F*** you
There's another chilling thought that New Yorkers don't seem to be thinking: NYC has the second largest population of Jews outside of Israel. How many of the 600 daily arrivals are Hamas, Hezbollah, or other terrorist factions sponsored by Iran? No one knows, or even can know. At least until they act.
"Now that he’s here, he dreams of becoming a veterinarian who cares for animals like his camel back home, named Nasir. But he just wants a job, period." ....I can't tell if the FP thinks this adds credibility to this piece? I guess they are trying to humanize this illegal immigrant. It makes me realize the absurdity of what is going on. Except to say, he will probably get free college and veterinary education, while a hard working white kid won't. And if he says he is transgender, they probably will make him the head of Pfizer. He can oust Bourla.
At one point, “asylum” was a narrow category. But smartphones mean that every single person crossing the border, whether from Punjab, Russia or Ecuador, knows exactly what story to tell when they cross. While I don’t begrudge any individual from trying to come here, let’s acknowledge that 99.99% of the migrants’ asylum claims are fraudulent. Yes, they probably come from difficult lives and want something better, but that is not the same thing as seeking political asylum. And let’s acknowledge that policies created for totally different purposes (eg chronic homelessness) have massively backfired in an unpredictable way and are now serving as a magnet.
"Mayor Adams says the influx is due to “a propaganda machine” driven by coyotes—or human smugglers—who charge migrants for their help crossing the Mexico border, and who promise New York City will give them a “five-star hotel,” along with an automatic job."
Adams is an idiot. The influx is due to simpletons like Adams and other progressives who proclaimed their cities to be "sanctuaries" - exempt from our nation's immigration laws. And then abetted by the Senile Imbecile who opened our borders, releasing a tidal wave of illegals to destroy our country and "eat out our sustenance. " I don't know about you but I make this pledge - I will not vote for any presidential candidate who won't swear to begin deporting every single one of these criminals on his or her first day in office. Let's take back our country.
As an immigrant, I have many, too many, immigrant friends and acquaintances who came to the US 30-40 years ago. We all say the same thing: this is not the America we came to.
Not only because we had to survive a “swim or sink” conditions, with no help from the state but also because we no longer feel the exhilarating freedom we came for, the freedom to say what you think, the freedom to gain pride from your work.
Its kind of amazing how once progressives start en acting their utopian ideas everybody hates it. I think the slow death of the woke ideology has begun. I commented awhile back that once the Free Press writers start going red the Dems will be in trouble. Looks like thats happening.
$12,000 a month...$12,000 a month...That's more than I make after decades of hard work, after seeing my saving wrecked by cancer and the crash of the markets. And these people just show up and they get...$12,000 a month.
Some of these Democrats MIGHT vote Republican next year?
You mean they want more of this disaster?
Look what Democrats have done in just 2 1/2 years.
They have one more to go, and they want 4 more!
If this isn't the very definition of insanity, I'd hate to see what's next with them.
I am against the illegal immigrant influx. However, I have a hard time sympathizing with those who came illegally who are now complaining. Just because they came earlier and in smaller numbers, doesn't make what they did right or fair to those who came legally or are legit US citizens.
Of course, in both cases, the real culprit is the government for turning a blind eye to the actions of the illegals AND their US employers.
Whoever found a way to make New York City’s Democrats feel the effects of their naïve beliefs about immigration is a genius. I hope every Democrat voter nationwide gets similar skin in the game. It is the only way things can change.
We are watching the Cloward-Piven strategy unfold in real time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloward%E2%80%93Piven_strategy. The idea is to overwhelm the system so that it breaks and a new system (guaranteed universal income, communism, etc.) can be implemented. The Progressives aren’t empathetic, they are Marxists continuing the long march. The Democrat Socialists of America control the NYC City Council and are using the right to shelter as a club to advance their agenda. They want to eliminate private ownership of property (it’s in their charter) and forcing the government to provide shelter is a step in that direction. All those hotels that are taking the migrants are going to look like the St. Nicholas Houses projects in a year or two, leaving them in government hands.