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IPFS News Link • Immigration

Outrage on Refugees and Silence on Sanctions

•, by Jacob G. Hornberger

They say that U.S. officials just need to "crack down" in the war on illegal immigration in order to bring an end to America's decades-long, never-ending, ongoing, perpetual immigration crisis and immigration chaos along the border. They just don't get it, and I doubt they ever will. They just cannot see that it's their immigration-control system itself that is the cause of the crisis and the chaos that they lament.

Oh, well. Over the decades, I have come to accept the periodic paroxysms of anger, outrage, anxiety, and depression among immigration-control advocates over the consequences of their very own program. Their over-heated reaction to illegal immigration has become a regular part of American life. 

But what I do not understand is why immigration-control advocates choose to remain silent, at best, and supportive, at worst, about economic sanctions that the U.S. government imposes on the people of foreign countries from whom people are escaping and coming to the United States.

Consider Venezuela, for example. Many of the people entering the United States at the U.S.-Mexico border who are seeking refugee status are from Venezuela. In fact, recall Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis's abusive antics in using Florida taxpayer money to transport refugees in Texas to Massachusetts, an act that has brought a criminal investigation and a civil lawsuit against him. Most of those immigrants were from Venezuela.