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This Week in Open Borders America: The Next Wave of Migrants

Preparing for mass migration.

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The influx of migrants into this country has become one of the nation’s largest concerns. According to a recent Monmouth University poll, more than 50% of Americans support constructing a border wall. The survey also found how much beliefs have changed in just a few short years from Donald Trump’s administration to Joe Biden’s. Fifty-three percent of US adults say they favor building a barrier while 46% were against it. During Trump’s reign, in 2019, 56% were opposed with just 42% in favor. Furthermore, the poll found that 84% of US voters think illegal immigration is a “serious” or “very serious” issue for the country. Now, America is on standby as another wave of illegals seeking refugee status may soon surge into the US, this time from Haiti.

Haitian Migrants on the Way?

Haiti is a country of chaos after armed gangs committed jailbreaks from two of the largest prisons. More than 4,500 inmates are estimated to have escaped. The gangs have demanded Prime Minister Ariel Henry’s resignation, and they currently control roughly 80% of Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital. On March 11, Henry announced he would resign, but violence still abounds.

On Tuesday, March 12, Republican Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida asked Department of Defense official Rebecca Zimmerman during a House Armed Services Committee hearing whether this could lead to a “mass migration.” Zimmerman replied: “We are alert to that possibility.” She added: “The driving conditions in Haiti could very well press more people [to migrate].”

Gaetz then asked:

“So, what are we doing to prepare for that wave, and to ensure that these people are not paroled into the United States, as the administration has done with people on the southern border, but instead, are repatriated back at the dock at Port au Prince?”

The US military is prepared to send Navy vessels if needed to deal with the migrants. General Laura Richardson, commander of US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), a joint command of more than 1,200 military and civilian personnel, said: “I think that we need to be postured appropriately for that. I have put in a request for increase capability to do exactly that. And we are ready if we need to deal with mass migration.”

New Banner - This Week in Open Borders AmericaThe Biden administration is also looking at using Guantanamo Bay in Cuba to process Haitian migrants. This isn’t new. Gitmo has been used as a holding facility for years for undocumented travelers. But it does demonstrate just how severe the border crisis has become. Thomas Gift, head of the Centre on U.S. Politics at the University of College London, told Newsweek that this new threat would likely be a severe challenge to the president and his campaign for re-election:

“Fair or unfair, anything that highlights the immigration crisis is a net negative for Biden at the moment. To the extent that the tragedy in Haiti puts a new refugee story in the headlines, it will only make the immigration issue more salient for American voters. At the same time, Biden’s hands will no doubt be tied by progressive groups who will insist that the White House not repatriate refugees back to Haiti given the huge political instability in the country.”

Giving Violent Illegals Grants for Legal Services

The Golden State is now considering giving grants for legal services to violent illegal immigrants. “AB2031 would force California taxpayers to fund immigration services for anyone who can claim a nexus to and intent to reside here, including violent criminals facing deportation,” a state lawyer, Laural Powell, posted on X.

Proponents of the bill say this is a way for families to stay together, even while facing being returned to their country of origin. Opponents, though, argue that taxpayers shouldn’t have to foot the bill for the lawbreakers, especially those suspected or convicted of violent crimes, many of which are against US citizens. Plus, it will only encourage more illegals, especially criminals, to migrate to America since they would get free legal services.

Dropping Illegals From Taxpayer-Subsidized Health Care

In 2020, Illinois started a health care program for non-citizens over the age of 65 and then expanded it to include those over 42 the next year. However, the costs to maintain the program is hurting the finances of the Prairie State and lawmakers are looking for ways to save money. From July 2022 to June 2023, taxpayers paid out $618.5 million.

A February report from Department of Healthcare and Family Services (DHFS) pointed out that there were 15,773 people in the Health Benefits for Immigrant Seniors program which had a price tag of $1,173.71 per person. For adults between 55-64, of which there were 16,966 participants, that cost was $1,164.86 per individual. And, for those in the 42-54 age range, some 36,761 migrants, taxpayers forked out $754.92 per recipient.

On March 12, officials with the DHFS announced during a Joint Committee on Administrative Rules that they will be removing non-citizens over 65 from the program and will instead try to get them on federally-funded programs such as Medicaid. This move is expected to save about $14 million for resident taxpayers.

What will next week bring us in Open Borders America?

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