Hi folks, this is your host, Grand Sheik Ibn-Saud Hassan bin Sobre, and welcome to the first edition of What’s The Truth and Who Cares, sponsored by the International Association of Drug and Kidnap for Ransom Cartels and the No-Islamophobia Brotherhood. Tonight we present the first in a series of debates you’ll never see or hear anywhere else. Our guests are Chiwakeme Crimea-river and Knot Xeno-Phobia. How are you, gentlexem?
ChCri: First of all, it isn’t Crimea-river, it’s Cri-Meariver. Crimea is a white, racist country in Eastern Europe. Now let’s get to the facts.
KnotXen: I am a man, not a xam! I have only 1 X chromosome, but I have two balls and the almighty Y.
Hassan bin Sobre: Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry (microphone cuts off). We’re back, I got a little stuck., but I won’t say sorry again..even though I am. Time to present your premises. Cri, you go first.
ChiCri: “Many may not realize that the crude description of migrants as ‘illegal immigrants’ is a relatively recent phenomenon, especially in the context of the southern border of the U.S. In fact, until one very specific year in history—1965—Mexican migrants crossing the U.S. border for work wasn’t considered much of an issue; they just came. For much of US history, there were no laws to break simply by coming to the United States. From 1880 to 1914, the US turned away just one percent of the 25 million European immigrants who made it to their shores. That last year, 1914, served as a watershed year because transatlantic immigration choked off significantly during World War I.
“The Immigration Act of 1917 required all new immigrants to pass a literacy test and pay a tax to mitigate any future expenses they might incur. Interestingly enough, the act excluded immigrants from Canada and Mexico, and Mexican migrant workers did not have to pay the tax because the government assumed they would return home with their earnings. In 1921, the U.S. passed the Emergency Quota Act, which was designed to prevent a stream of Jews fleeing persecution from immigrating to the United States. For the first time in our history, they put caps on the number of people who could immigrate. And they developed a formula that put a quota on how many people from any country could come to the U.S. based on how many people from that country already lived there: three percent.
“The Immigration Act of 1924 or the Johnson-Reed Act banned immigrants from all of Asia and reduced the quota from three percent to two percent based on population figures from the 1890’s. This especially affected Eastern Europeans—Italian, Jewish, and Greek immigrants, many of whom, you may recall, they didn’t consider white. The number of immigrants outside the Western Hemisphere was limited to 165,000 people.
“In 1965, the U.S. government passed the Immigration and Nationality Act also known as the Hart-Celler Act. Congress scrapped the existing visa system of quotas with the expressed intention of limiting discrimination against Asian and African immigrants. The new legislation limited all countries to 20,000 visas per year and capped the annual number of immigrants entering the U.S. at 170,000 visas. So at a time when migrant worker routes from Mexico were deeply etched into our shared geography and when Mexico’s population growth was accelerating, we sharply throttled the number of visas Mexicans could apply for. But the jobs didn’t disappear, and U.S. companies didn’t stop hiring. Naturally, then, migrant workers kept coming. And, not long after, the US began to look to Mexico and talk about this thing called ‘illegal immigration’.”
Hassan bin Sobre: Thank Crimea, I mean Cri, I mean Xr. Meariver, for that cogent but long-winded–I noticed you held your breath the entire time–presentation. What say you, Mr. Xeno-Phobia?
KnotXen: “What ChiCri-me said might be totally true, and completely irrelevant. His camp is always complaining how the laws need to be changed, whether it’s dumping the electoral college or legalizing drugs, then he complains that the immigration laws have been changed. Can you spell hypocrite?”
Hassan bin Sobre “hypo….”
KnotXen: “Stop, that’s known as a rhetorical question. 2019 is a totally different reality. Our government is unintentionally completing a criminal conspiracy to deliver Central American teens from cartels and smugglers, resettling them on our tax dollars, and sending them to our schools, all the while enriching some of the most evil organizations and nourishing the growth of MS-13 and drug traffickers. On April 4, 2019, HHS Secretary Alex Azar told the Senate Appropriations Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee that the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), which cares for and resettles unaccompanied alien children (UACs), will run out of cash before the end of the year. Why? At a pace of about 300-350 UACs arriving each day, HHS is taking custody of roughly 70-80 children from Central America each day who are not immediately released to other family members. Azar said that there are currently 12,340 mainly Central American children in HHS custody and bed space is almost full. We’ve been spending roughly $1.3 billion a year on this program, and Azar revealed at the hearing that the administration transferred $446 million from other HHS programs to help fund the UAC program and that it recently transferred another $385 million.
“Almost all of the Central American teens are self-smuggled into the country to be reunited with immigrant families. That makes them ineligible for the program (UAC) on two accounts–they are not victims of a ‘severe form of trafficking’ and they are not here without relatives. Charging $4,000-$8,000 per illegal, the cartels have made billions off this scam, so they can further ramp up their drug production to kill Americans. In fiscal year 2018, roughly 72 percent of the teens being held in ORR facilities were 15-17 years old, and 71 percent were males. Mark Morgan, former chief of Border Patrol, reiterated April 4, 2019 in testimony before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee what he told me in a previous interview: ‘As chief of the Border Patrol, I toured the detention facilities filled to capacity with unaccompanied minors, 17 years of age or younger, who had illegally entered the country alone, without any parents or guardians. As I looked on, I saw both hardened young men as well as vulnerable and lost youth.’
“I am using the term ‘smuggling’ instead of ‘trafficking.’ Human trafficking is mainly done for labor or sex. A major difference between human smuggling and human trafficking is that human smuggling is commonly done with the consent and knowledge of the smuggled person; in fact they may even pay the smuggler to be smuggled. Mr. Cri cites these law changes up to 1965 as if they weaken an argument for border security, but the 1960’s were the beginning of the breakdown in societal order that continues today. New realities require new approaches. I’m not saying our present system isn’t broken–it is–but ‘open borders’ today means a flood of immigrants, drugs and terrorists. If these immigrants were seeking assimilation into the United States like immigrants from another time who wanted to be Americans more than anything, I’d say ‘welcome’. But multiculturalism killed that hope.”
Hassan bin Sobre: Why do most immigrants come today?
KnotXen: “Despite Mr. Cri’s camp’s favorite narrative, ‘they’re fleeing crime and violence’, the truth is, the majority are seeking a better lifestyle. They are seduced by the promises made by smugglers, what they see on TV, and by the letters from relatives already here about how good they have it compared to ‘back home’. Does it make sense that people “fleeing crime” can afford to pay the smugglers and cartels $4,000-$8,000 each? There’s nothing wrong with wanting to improve your lifestyle, most would make good citizens here, but good citizenship doesn’t start with breaking our laws. We must fix our broken system, but will we ever get the chance with all the vested interests in the brokenness of the system–cartels, terrorists, politicians seeking votes–working against it?