Posts Tagged ‘Immigration’

October 2nd, 2022 - 10:18 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Martha’s Vineyard migrant recruiter ID’d

The 48 Venezuelan asylum seekers flown from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — who used federal Covid-19 relief money to pay for the expensive flights — were recruited by a bilingual woman who called herself “Perla.” She’s ca[...]

September 29th, 2022 - 10:41 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Hunger Games, migrant version

“The Most Dangerous Game,” written in 1924, is a famous and widely read short story. It’s about a man who hunts people for sport (details here). It apparently wasn’t the inspiration for “Hunger Games,” whose author says she drew on Greek mythology for her theme of[...]

September 18th, 2022 - 12:42 pm § in Biden, Politics, Racism, Republicans

Republicans are lying about “Biden’s open border policy”

If you were shopping for a home, a car, a plumbing repair, or investing your savings, would you do business with someone you knew is dishonest and was lying to you about what they’re selling? I don’t really understand why normally sensible people leave their common sense behind when it c[...]

September 17th, 2022 - 2:54 am § in Politics

A brief essay on border walls

Republicans are milking the influx of migrants across America’s border with Mexico for political gain, but they don’t have a solution for it. Walls can’t keep people out, and never have. They simply go over, under, through, or around them. Let’s review some historic walls. T[...]

September 1st, 2022 - 12:24 am § in Politics

How GOP Texas governor spends taxpayer money

Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) has spent $12.7 million busing border jumpers to Washington D.C., New York City, and Chicago (see story here). The Daily Mail says this dough paid for transporting more than 7,400 migrants out of Texas, which by my rough calculation comes out to about $1,700 per nose. The ben[...]

August 25th, 2022 - 10:54 am § in Business, Hypocrisy, Politics

The border crisis (cartoon)

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August 17th, 2022 - 12:38 am § in Politics

PHOTOGRAPHY: Border wall

There’s speculation the wind blew them over (see story here). Maybe they needed more ballast? Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

July 12th, 2022 - 4:15 pm § in Law and Courts

Does this judge think he’s president, or is he simply incompetent?

Congress doesn’t give ICE nearly enough resources to deport all illegals, so it has to prioritize. This is done by the agency’s political bosses in Washington D.C. In fact, a federal law explicitly makes Department Homeland Security (DHS) secretaries responsible for “establishing natio[...]

April 20th, 2022 - 5:11 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Joe Crackpot for Congress

Rep. Jaime Herrera-Butler (R-WA) probably will be re-elected. Age 41, now serving her 7th term in Congress, Herrera-Butler’s never had a “real” job. She’s a career politician, of the sort wingnuts want to “term limit.” They have another reason for term-limiting he[...]

April 20th, 2022 - 1:20 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Republicans can’t count

Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ), a Trumper election denier (details here), not only can’t read an election result, but can’t count warm bodies wading across the Rio Grande and climbing over fences, either. She tweeted on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, “Border Patrol agents have apprehended more tha[...]