Why immigrate legally? Why work? Why not have the Americans take care of you? From John Derbyshire at unz.com:
Just when you’re thinking things couldn’t get any crazier on the immigration front, … they get crazier.
And yes, it’s gotten crazier. I’ll just read a couple of paragraphs from the story in Wednesday’s New York Post.
A pair of Albany Democrats from New York City want taxpayers to pick up as much as $300 million in legal fees to help illegal immigrants fight deportation—despite worries it could also help potentially “dangerous people” stay in the country.
[Inner quote.] “We have a moral obligation to make sure that new Americans have legal representation. Otherwise, the odds are without a lawyer they’ll be sent back to their country of origin and could face dire circumstances, including death,” [end inner quote] state Sen. Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said of legislation he is sponsoring alongside Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz (D-Queens).
Legislators estimate the effort would cost $300 million once fully funded, with supporters pushing for a $55 million down payment next year.
‘Last thing we need’: Pols want NYers to pay $300M so illegal migrants can stay , by Zach Williams , NY Post, November 30, 2022.