NY Times: Illegals Coming To U.S. Because They Think They Can Stay

It really is that simple, and, who gave them that idea? (non-paywalled at Yahoo)

One Big Reason Migrants Are Coming in Droves: They Believe They Can Stay

For decades, single young men, mainly from Mexico and later Central America, did their best to sneak past U.S. border agents to reach Los Angeles, Atlanta and other places hungry for their labor.

Today, people from around the globe are streaming across the southern border, most of them just as eager to work. But rather than trying to elude U.S. authorities, the overwhelming majority of migrants seek out border agents, sometimes waiting hours or days in makeshift encampments, to surrender.

Being hustled into a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle and taken to a processing facility is hardly a setback. In fact, it is a crucial step toward being able to apply for asylum — now the surest way for migrants to stay in the United States, even if few will ultimately win their cases.

We are living in an era of mass migration — fueled by conflict, climate change, poverty and political repression and encouraged by the proliferation of TikTok and YouTube videos chronicling migrants’ journeys to the United States. Some 6 million Venezuelans have fled their troubled country, the largest population displacement in Latin America’s modern history. Migrants from Africa, Asia and South America are mortgaging their family land, selling their cars or borrowing money from loan sharks to embark on long, often treacherous journeys to reach the United States.

It is not just because they believe they will be able to make it across the 2,000-mile southern frontier. They are also certain that once they make it to the United States they will be able to stay.

And, they will be able to stay. They’ll be flown around the nation by either the Biden admin to small towns around the country or Gregg Abbott to Democratic Party run sanctuary cities. Then they wait 8-10 years for their case to be adjudicated, at which point less than 10% will be given asylum. Once that asylum is denied they are mostly not immediately deported. They are told to get their affairs in order and leave. But, they don’t.

Most asylum claims are ultimately rejected. But even when that happens, years down the road, applicants are highly unlikely to be deported. With millions of people unlawfully in the country, U.S. deportation officers prioritize arresting and expelling people who have committed serious crimes and pose a threat to public safety.

Nearly 2.5 million people crossed the southern border in fiscal year 2023, more than live in most U.S. cities. That has made the border an ever more contentious issue, for mayors and governors grappling with large influxes of migrants, and for Republican leaders eager to lay the blame at the foot of President Joe Biden as he campaigns for reelection.

And almost none of them will be deported at any time. We do not truly know who they are, as the vetting at the border is horrible. We already know that some are Islamic terrorists and members of gangs like MS-13.

About 500 such interviews are being conducted a day — more than ever. But those represent only a fraction of the migrants who arrive — often 5,000 or more. Most people crossing the border never undergo that initial screening. They are released with a court date in a city, often years in the future.

How many are telling the judges that they came to the U.S. because they want to be a part of the U.S.? And how many just want to take advantage of our generosity?

In 2012, there were 300,000 pending asylum cases in the United States. There are that many cases now in New York state alone. All told, more than 3 million cases are languishing in immigration courts, 1 million more than just a year ago.

What the NY Times forgot to note is “why?” It was not great during the Bush years, when people were coming illegally because Bush, some squishy Republicans, and most Democrats were yammering about amnesty/pathway to citizenship. Under Obama, with Biden as VP, they talked about it more. That all enticed people. Weirdly, despite a complete meltdown in Venezuela, they were not coming in huge numbers. Under Trump, those numbers dipped because he was trying to lockdown the border and force people to apply for asylum outside the U.S.

Under Biden, they are coming in absurd numbers. The NY Times fails to note the Biden policies that entice them to come, including leaving the border utterly porous. The Times made a big mention early: the huge number of young, military age men crossing the border from around the world. That’s not dangerous at all, right? It all creates issues for U.S. citizens, not that Biden and his regime seem to care.

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15 Responses to “NY Times: Illegals Coming To U.S. Because They Think They Can Stay”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    But aren’t these uneducated, low IQ vermin following U.S. laws to “poison our blood”? Isn’t presenting themselves to US officials preferable to illegally sneaking in?

    Why doesn’t Congress change the laws to make seeking asylum less attractive to these “filthy animals”?

    The legislative branch is responsible for making law, the courts in assuring the law is consistent with the Constitution and the executive branch for execution.

    • Dana says:

      The esteemed Mr Dowd askedSKED:

      Why doesn’t Congress change the laws to make seeking asylum less attractive to these “filthy animals”?

      The law already allows the President the authority to set a quantitative limit, annually, on admitted asylum seekers, and President Trump was wise enough to drastically reduce that number during his four years in office. The next President should reduce that number again, reduce it to zero, though Mr Trump never set it that low.

      We have allowed too many people in, beyond our realistic capacity to absorb and assimilate them. Even if Mr Trump is elected in November — from my keyboard to God’s monitor screen! — it will take years to repair the damage that Joe Biden has done.

  2. Wylie1 says:

    Prediction: After the elections a couple hundred illegals will do something that will make 9-11 look minor.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:


      Prediction: After the elections a couple hundred illegals will do something that will make 9-11 look minor.

      Like storm the U.S. Capitol attacking hundreds of Capitol officers?

      Are you already making plans?

      • Brother John says:

        1/6 worse than 9/11? Is that what you’re suggesting?


        Suck that government cock HAAAAARD, shithead.

        • h says:

          Brother John
          we often insult others with the words that hurt us hardest. Were you ever rightly or wrongly accused of sucking another man’s cock? How did that you make you feel when you heard that? would you like to share that with us?

          • Brother John says:

            What a transparently desperate and easily forgettable attempt at projection.

            Meanwhile, you stand by in the rest of your idiotic commentary around here and suck off that same government cock that’s aiding and abetting the invasion of your — you are an American, aren’t you?? — country.

            So if you are an American, you’ve got the government cock down your throat with the Democrat party firmly up your ass making you move and talk like the sock puppet you are.

            If you’re not an American, then, ……..well, you can fuck off and die as far as I’m concerned.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:


          Not suggesting, sorry.

          Although nearly 3000 Americans died on 9/11, the Trump-ed insurrection WAS a greater threat to American democracy. In fact, all Americans pulled together after 9/11. The Trumpsurrection divided America more than ever since you Trumpsuckers have doubled down on The Big Lie.

          Is that better?

          • Brother John says:

            I might as well be talking to a brick. It’s frankly sad that you’ve decided to continue to double down time after time on lies and idiocy. “Insurrection.” None of you assholes waving that word around had ever heard it before let alone read the 14th Amendment (or the Constitution itself, for that matter) before Jan. 6th.

  3. H says:

    “Military shed men,” will begin fathering babies to be anchored here in the USA.
    And many pregnant women fleeing violence in their own countries choose to make a very risky trip to give their baby a chance for a better life here.

    Remember that the Christian Bible commands people to treat immigrants just as they would citizens.
    For political reasons many Christians seem to skip over that part of their teachings

    • david7134 says:

      Where do you get the information that these women desire a better life for their children. If they desire sanctuary , they should follow the law, they are not and you don’t know it from your comments. Mainly they can make application via the US embassy.

      Now, why must we follow the Bible for national policy? For that matter, if you quote the Bible then provide the reference.

  4. Dana says:

    At least 3.8 million illegal immigrants have sneaked through since the dummkopf from Delaware opened the floodgates, so of course the poor and the desperate and the bad guys would think that there was a pretty good chance that they could stay; the actual evidence supports that conclusion.

    All that Mr Biden had to do was leave President Trump’s policies in place, and illegal immigration would have remained low. Instead, he had to f(ornicate) up and f(ornicate) the entire country, and look what we have: our big, liberal cities, supposed sanctuary cities, screaming bloody murder because they are being overwhelmed by illegal immigrants, Chicago having to spend mega millions to house them, New York City temporarily closing a public school to house the illegals, Boston has just commandeered a black neighborhood community center to house the ‘migrants,’ and Denver has seen its population grow by 10% due to the ‘immigrants.’

    There are some really great people who have come here, a few of whom I know, and that’s fine . . . if the immigration is regulated and the immigrants are vetted, for their history, their criminal records, and their ability to make positive contributions to our country. But that’s not what the nincompoop from New Castle County has done.

  5. Professor Hale says:

    I suspect there are quite a few foreign citizens who are taking advantage of Biden policy of open borders so that they can lock in future access for their heirs. Even if they personally have no intention or need to resettle in the USA. Certainly, any who were leaning that way anyway might be looking at the political instability of the USA and figure if they don’t get it now, they could be locked out for 4-12 years. Cannot fault their logic.

  6. h says:

    Dana they don’t “sneak through”. They cross the border and then present themselves for inspection just as the law requires them to do. After applying for refugee status as is their right under our laws, their case will be adjudicated not by popular opinion but by an immigration judge. We base government actions on our Constitution, treaties, and laws, not by popular opinion.

    • Genocide Joe the commie says:

      If they came through without a legal visa they sneak through. That act in itself is illegal. And I don’t know why you’re quoting the Bible again you have nothing to do with the Bible you heathen. And it doesn’t say we should treat them like citizens it says we should treat our fellow man like brothers all our fellow man. That also requires them to treat us like brothers are they treating us like brothers when they rob our stores rape our women and kill our children? It doesn’t say we have to sit there and take it. The bibles never said that only a heathen would interpret it as such. I’ve just made it work you cannot use the Bible just like you cannot use the constitution to beat us around the head about things you don’t like. You don’t believe in either one of them so you have no leg to stand on.

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