Weekly Comments Archive
Archived Issue
Sunday, October 2, 2022
ISSUE #1129
Hiring Immigration Lawyers. Helping Hurricane Victims. But No Help for Sen. Manchin.

Did I hear this right? The Biden Administration is spending $400,000,000 to hire lawyers to help solve our problems with illegal immigration.

Finally, we’ll have more judges and prosecutors along the border to quickly identify the small number who have a legitimate claim of asylum. Then the other (estimated) 90 percent who cross the border can be quickly deported.

Once this new information is widely known in Central America, Venezuela, Cuba, Haiti, and other countries, the two million illegal immigrants a year rate should drop drastically. That could cut dramatically into the $30 Billion per year the Mexican Cartels collect from immigrants and smuggled drugs. Don’t you agree it’s high time we are back in charge of our border instead of the Drug Cartels?

What? You say I’m WRONG? It’s not $400 million to hire lawyers?

Oh my. I have been corrected. My apologies for raising your hopes about controlling illegal immigration.

Yes, $400,000,000 of our tax dollars are being used to hire lawyers. But they are being paid to REPRESENT the illegal immigrants, to help them STAY here, not to deport them.

Who would ever propose such a boneheaded expenditure? Maybe it was Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She criticized Florida Governor DeSantis for sending 50 illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard because Florida farmers told her, “We need them to pick the crops down here.”

Doesn’t the Speaker of the House know it’s against federal law to hire an illegal immigrant?

What? You say I’m WRONG AGAIN?

I forgot the Biden Administration changed the law. Businesses can hire illegal immigrants with no risk of fines or having those employees deported. The main losers in this scenario are citizens and legal immigrants who are left without a job.

Because of Hurricane Ian, Florida (and the Carolina coasts) will need plenty of workers to clean up and rebuild. Electrical workers from all over the country are already there restoring power. The Biden Administration, especially FEMA, will coordinate with the DeSantis Administration to provide food, temporary housing, and meet other critical needs. The Red Cross and many other volunteer organizations provide valuable help. Construction companies will rebuild roads, bridges, beaches, businesses and houses. Insurance companies will write a lot of checks. That could be the last insurance checks a few companies write in Florida because they may pull out after losing millions.

Senator Manchin (D-WV) had to give up on passing his bill to speed up approval of new pipelines. That delays even longer any hope of finishing the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast gas lines. With so many Democrats opposed to any fossil fuel projects, Sen. Manchin may just have to switch parties.

Historic quotes by Will Rogers:

“Did you read how many thousands of students just graduated all over the country in law? Going to take an awful lot of crime to support that bunch.” DT #1527, June 15, 1931

“Senators are a kind of a never-ending source of amusement, amazement, and discouragement.” WA #345, Aug. 4, 1929

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