Category Archives: Immigration

Illegals Protected In New York, American Workers Menaced By Congress, by John Derbyshire

Why immigrate legally? Why work? Why not have the Americans take care of you? From John Derbyshire at

Just when you’re thinking things couldn’t get any crazier on the immigration front, … they get crazier.

In last week’s podcast I noted the lavish benefits being showered on illegal aliens by New York City politicians—at the generous expense of New York taxpayers, of course.

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.

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“Invasion Clause” Triggered In Texas As Migrants Overwhelm Border, by Tyler Durden

It is no understatement to say that’s what’s coming over the border into Texas is an invasion. From Tyler Durden at

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has invoked the state’s “Invasion Clauses” to take measures against a record-setting influx of migrants who are illegally crossing the border.

“I invoked the Invasion Clauses of the U.S. & Texas Constitutions to fully authorize Texas to take unprecedented measures to defend our state against an invasion,” Abbott tweeted Tuesday morning.

As part of the action, Abbott plans to;

  • Deploy the National Guard to safeguard the border, and to repel and turn back immigrants trying to cross the border illegally
  • Deploy the Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) to arrest and return immigrants to the border who crossed illegally, and to arrest illegal immigrants for criminal activity;
  • Build a wall in multiple counties on the border;
  • Deploy gun boats;
  • Designate Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations;
  • Enter into a compact with other states to secure the border;
  • Enter into agreements with foreign powers to enhance border security;
  • Provide resources for border counties to increase their efforts to respond to the “border invasion.”

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Venezuela’s Welfare Has Run Out. Now They Want Ours, by Ann Coulter

A lot of times what you get from failed states is failed human beings. From Ann Coulter at

The massive news coverage of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ “political stunt” of sending 50 illegal aliens to Martha’s Vineyard reminds me of the media’s “political stunt” of referring to illegals as “legal asylum-seekers.”

Number one: They broke into our country. They’re illegal aliens. Number two: All asylum claims are frauds. Every single one.

Asylum is nothing but a conveyer belt to bring the worst people on Earth to our shores. You say you turned your own country into a hellhole? Fantastic! Come right in!

No one gets asylum from a well-run country. Why would we want to admit people who have demonstrated the wisdom, foresight and diligence to produce a functioning society? Rewards await only those who’ve participated in the creation of complete disaster zones. (Just think of what these great thinkers could do for our country!)

Take the Venezuelan illegal aliens whom DeSantis sent to Martha’s Vineyard. Biden’s press secretary and human kewpie doll, Karine Jean-Pierre, repeatedly referred to the briefly loved illegals as “people who are fleeing communism, who are fleeing hardship … desperate people — people who are trying to come here because they’re fleeing communism themselves.”

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9 Innovative Ways Martha’s Vineyard Is Handling Its Border Crisis

From The Babylon Bee:

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The people of Martha’s Vineyard are facing a border crisis, with immigrants being shipped in from Florida by the planeload. But the fine people of the wealthy community have come up with some unique and innovative ways of handling the crisis. Here are the 9 steps they are taking to solve the issue:

  1. Building a wall – A big, beautiful wall.
  2. Deporting people who are there illegally – They’ve already been shipped out by bus. Smart!
  3. Employing mounted border patrol to whip migrants away – It’s not humane, but it is effective.
  4. Firing cans of tear gas – This was Obama’s idea.
  5. Pulling down their “Immigrants are welcome here” signs and replacing with ones that say “Go away or we will taunt you a second time.” – Just to avoid any confusion!
  6. Putting the migrants to work on the hedges and baseboards – If you can’t deport ’em, employ ’em!
  7. Building cages for the migrant kids – Gotta separate them from their parents for processing, of course.
  8. Declaring a border crisis and calling in the military – It’s time to get tough!
  9. Reminding people that there are legal paths to citizenship and that having a strong immigration policy is not the same thing as hating other cultures – A unique take no one has ever thought of before.

Really smart ideas, wealthy liberal elites! We should think about using these tactics on our other border…

Show Us the Way, Rich Liberals! By Ann Coulter

Martha’s Vineyard has already become synonymous with liberal hypocrisy. From Ann Coulter at

Show Us the Way, Rich Liberals!

It’s been awe-inspiring to see the bottomless generosity of Martha’s Vineyard residents after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sent them 50 illegal immigrants from Venezuela last week.


Unlike angry, white MAGA voters upset about their towns being flooded with illegals, Vineyard residents would LOVE to be sort of a — what’s the word? — “sanctuary” for illegals. Really, they would. But that won’t be possible.

As Lisa Belcastro, manager of the Vineyard’s homeless shelter, succinctly put it: “We are definitely supplying them with a lot of love … They need to be off island.” The illegals “need” to hustle off because “Their immigration appointments are not here.” (Are their appointments in the Trump-supporting working-class town they were bussed to?)

In any event, GREAT NEWS, LISA! Nearly half of released illegals don’t appear for their hearings anyway. And guess what? There are absolutely no consequences. (A dozen anti-American websites claim that vast, gigantic numbers of illegals show up for their hearings, but they’re counting illegals who are being held in detention.)

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New York City ‘Nearing Its Breaking Point’ With Influx Of Illegal Immigrants From Texas: Mayor, by Zachary Stieber

New York is nearing the breaking point with 11,000 illegal immigrants over the last few months, which is a week or two’s worth of illegal immigrants coming into Texas, Arizona, and Florida. If New York is near the breaking point, what do they think is the situation in those states? From Zachary Stieber at The Epoch Times via

New York City’s shelter system is close to being overwhelmed by the continued influx of illegal immigrants from Texas, the city’s mayor said on Sept. 14.

“In this new and unforeseen reality, where we expect thousands more to arrive every week going forward, the city’s system is nearing its breaking point,” Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, said in a statement.

Illegal immigrants arrive in New York City from Texas on Aug. 25, 2022. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York has recorded over 11,000 illegal immigrants entering its shelter system in the past several months, with others going into the homes of family members or friends. A number have come from Texas, which started bussing asylum seekers who were released by federal authorities to Democrat-run “sanctuary cities” earlier this year.

U.S. authorities tell the illegal immigrants to go to court at a later date for the asylum claims to be adjudicated. Most claims are denied and many immigrants don’t show up at court. Authorities rarely deport illegal immigrants, especially under Biden.


New York has a law that mandates state and local authorities provide shelter to “the needy.” That means “every asylum seeker that comes to New York will have shelter,” Adams told reporters in a briefing on Thursday.

But officials say they are “reassessing” the city’s practices in following the law because when it was put into place, officials could not “have foreseen” the current situation, a city lawyer told reporters.

Those practices include communications and operational methods.

Adams called Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other governors who have followed his lead in bussing illegal immigrants to cities “rogue governors” and said officials are trying to figure out various ways to respond to the governors, including legally.

New York is receiving four to six busses per day, according to Manuel Castro, the city’s commissioner of immigrant affairs.

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Obamas Construct New Cages At Martha’s Vineyard To Hold Arriving Migrants

From The Babylon Bee:

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MARTHA’S VINEYARD, MA — In the wake of the arrival of scores of migrants on the island, Barack & Michelle Obama gave orders to their staff to immediately begin construction of new cages to house the influx of foreign nationals at their luxurious Matha’s Vineyard estate.

“It’s a tried and true method that we’ve had success with in the past,” President Obama was overheard telling the construction crew. “We want to make these incoming migrants feel just as welcome as the hundreds of thousands of migrants crossing the southern border, which means they will be kept in cages built by me, obviously.”

Though the wealthy Martha’s Vineyard population seemed troubled to suddenly have to deal with the type of problems normally reserved for the common folk of the United States, the Obamas welcomed the opportunity to have more cheap labor around their palatial grounds. “It’s so hard to find good help these days,” Michelle Obama sighed during her morning inspection of the landscaping. “Having a regular influx of house servants may actually work in our favor.”

Some of the Obama staff privately expressed security concerns about the incoming migrants, but the former president put them at ease by reminding them that he can order a deadly drone strike at any moment.

At publishing time, other Martha’s Vineyard residents who heard about the construction of the cages were already raising questions about potential human rights violations and preemptively placing the blame for the cages squarely on the shoulders of Donald Trump.

Life For Border Ranchers: Assaulted, Dogs Beaten, Fences Destroyed, Dead Bodies, by Charlotte Cuthbertson

Illegal aliens are destroying the livelihoods of ranchers and farmers in South Texas. From Charlotte Cuthbertson at The Epoch Times via

Ranchers along the south Texas border are having their livelihoods crushed by the volume of illegal aliens trampling through their properties, assaulting and threatening them, beating their dogs, cutting fences, destroying water lines, and breaking into their homes.

Trail camera photos of illegal aliens provided by ranchers in Kinney County, Texas in 2021. (Courtesy of ranchers)

Some have moved their families off the property for safety and ranch managers are quitting their jobs.

One rancher has found 17 dead bodies on his property this year, and on three occasions he had his young children with him.

How am I supposed to explain to a young child what a dead body is doing there, rotting, just laying there?” rancher and wildlife biologist Ben Binnion said in front of the Texas Senate Committee on Border Security in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Aug. 10.

“My kids shouldn’t have to see that, especially on private property.”

Binnion manages about 150,000 acres of ranchland, which is mainly used for recreation hunting, 10 miles off the U.S.–Mexico border.

South Texas border region highlighting Maverick and Kinney counties, which share an international boundary with Mexico. (The Epoch Times)

Nine years ago, when he first moved to the Maverick County ranch, he said Border Patrol apprehended 37 illegal aliens on his property during the year. Right now, he sees an average of 200 illegal aliens per night on the cameras he’s personally set up.

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New York Housing Plan For Illegal Migrants Bused From Texas Falls Apart, by Tyler Durden

Illegal immigrants are fine, as long as they stay away from your city. The hypocrisy of New York and Washington D.C. elites is astounding. From Tyler Durden at

New York is struggling to come up with a plan to deal with thousands of illegal immigrants being bused in from Texas, and the costs are starting to pile up.  It’s another interesting development in the ongoing saga of the reverse Cloward-Piven strategy being used against open-border progressives in New York and Washington DC.  So far, the tactic appears to be working.

The obvious irony of the situation is that leftist elites have long demanded that southern border states like Texas ignore constitutional laws on citizenship and take on the job of processing, feeding, housing and transporting millions of illegal immigrants every year (well beyond the efforts of federal border patrol) while New York can’t even handle 6000 of them.

Currently, costs for the ongoing surge in migrants bused into NYC are estimated at around $300 million.  This is not accounting for the city’s plans to create a large processing center next to a hotel or housing facility designed to accommodate thousands of people at a time.  New York’s Department of Homeless Services has been struggling to stay afloat and the so far their plans to open the processing center have fallen apart according to officials.

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Texas Buses Illegal Immigrants To Chicago And Oh No They’ve All Been Shot

From The Babylon Bee:

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HOUSTON, TX — Governor Abbott has responded to the ongoing border crisis by bussing illegal immigrants to other parts of the country to see how they like it. The only problem is Abbott made the mistake of bussing some of them to Chicago and everyone has now been shot.

“I’ve made a huge mistake,” said Governor Abbott as the bullet-ridden bus returned to Texas moments before the engine gave out for good. “I just wanted other Governors to take the issue more seriously as they too had to share in the socioeconomic strain the border crisis puts on us. But why oh why did we send a bus to Chicago?! Forgive me!”

According to sources, the bus driver was the sole survivor from the less than 10-minute excursion into the city of Chigaco. “Look I’ve been to Chigaco before and I know you have to come prepared,” said the bus driver, Doug McDaniels, wearing a full set of SWAT body armor. “The craziest thing about it was that this trip was actually just a mild gunfire day. Normally I have to call for a rooftop helicopter evac just to escape the city.”

Governor Abbott has been heavily criticized by the media for his reckless decision to send the helpless immigrants to an active warzone where they were immediately gunned down. Mayor Lori Lightfoot on the other hand was celebrated for her commitment to making all of Chicago one giant policeless and lawless safe space with gun violence equity for all races.

At publishing time, another bus returned to Texas from Los Angeles with the news that everyone on the bus had contracted Monkeypox and been stabbed by the homeless before ultimately dying from fentanyl exposure.