Those who were not told to enter America but actually fled here for a better life are now realizing that the American Dream died long ago. The Chicago Tribune interviewed a man from Venezuela who said he’d prefer sleeping on the streets of his original socialistic hell than ours. “The American Dream doesn’t exist anymore,” he told the paper. “There’s nothing here for us … we just want to be home. We didn’t know things would be this hard. I thought the process was faster.”
The migrant reported that he wanted to work but had been unable to obtain a permit. He has been unable to enroll his child in school. “If we’re going to be sleeping in the streets here, we’d rather be sleeping in the streets over there,” he said. Yet, over 20,000 migrants have entered Chicago since August of 2022.
The only people to blame are the politicians who claimed their cities would be sanctuaries for migrants. The Democrats have been playing this game for many years. Chicago issued an executive order on March 7, 1985, declaring their city a sanctuary for migrants. The measure prohibited authorities from investigating “citizenship or residency status of any person.” Now this was done back then to protest the Reagan Administration for cracking down on illegal immigration. There was no plan in place for how these cities would house a mass influx of migrants; the politicians simply wanted to gain votes by opposing the other party. It was not until 1992 to that Chicago opened a loophole where illegal immigrants could actually be questioned for serious crimes. Former Mayor Rahm Emanuel, an Obama appointee, later declared Chicago to be “the most immigrant-friendly city in the country.”
Illinois’ Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, along with every other politician in a blue state overrun with migrants, has placed the blame on the federal government. “The humanitarian crisis is overwhelming our ability to provide aid to the refugee population. Unfortunately, the welcome and aid Illinois has been providing to these asylum seekers has not been matched with support by the federal government. Most critically, the federal government’s lack of intervention and coordination at the border has created an untenable situation for Illinois,” the governor penned in a letter to President Biden.
Play stupid games and win stupid prizes. The desire to oppose Reagan in the 80s, followed by every GOP leader after him, led Democrats to vote for open borders continually. They used the migrants as political props to garner support from their base who does not consider the economy when voting.