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The ‘Ins’ and ‘Outs’ of Immigration

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WASHINGTON, DC, Aug 9 — The “ins” and “outs” of immigration: illegals, the ins, are crossing our southern borders in record numbers while Americans, the outs, are renouncing their citizenship in droves and leaving the country for tax havens.

And we have no one to blame except the progressive socialist Biden administration.

“We are on pace to encounter more individuals [read that “illegal immigrants”] on the southwest border than we have in the last 20 years,” declared Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, making the admission sound like an achievement.

Massive caravans of illegals were assembling south of the border well before the 2020 Presidential Election in hopes that Biden would win and go easy on them when they crossed over.

The floodgates opened when he was declared the winner. The border patrol has had its hands full ever since. Indeed, President Biden and his minions have overturned President Trump’s border protocols.

In July alone, 210,000 migrants tried to get in, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. The border patrol says that more than a million arrests have already been made at the border since the beginning of the fiscal year in October to date, and the fiscal year has still two months to go. The number compares with just 458,000 arrests in the entire October to September 2020 fiscal year.

While most of the activity is about illegal immigrants in the border states, middle America is coping with the resettlement of unaccompanied minors who have crossed over.

And so, gripes abound about the Biden administration’s handling of these children. For example, Kim Reynolds, the Governor of Iowa, and Bill Lee, the Governor of Tennessee, have called for a Congressional investigation of the administration’s handling or mishandling of unaccompanied children. In their request for hearings, they noted that “Both Iowa and Tennessee have faced a series of disturbing incidents involving the transport of unaccompanied children into our states, under the cover of darkness, with no advance notification.”

The “outs” are the thousands of wealthy American citizens who are renouncing their citizenship and heading for welcoming foreign destinations. It’s unlikely that they are motivated mainly by the government’s mishandling of the illegal immigrant crisis. Their reasoning is more likely the threat of new, “sock-it-to-em” taxes.

Apparently, they take umbrage at the Biden administration’s aim to raise taxes. For example, the administration is threatening to increase capital gains taxes to a whopping 43.4%, up more than double the current rate of 20% as a threat. That’s probably what caused New Yorker Boris Johnson to give up his citizenship a few years back. He’s been living in England since he was five years old. The IRS sought to collect some $50,000 in capital gains taxes when he sold his home in London in 2016.

So, he decided to give up his American citizenship officially and become an Englishman. Johnson’s name may ring a bell; he is the Prime Minister of England these days.

In 2020 an all-time record of 6,707 Americans gave up their citizenship, up 237% over 2019. The numbers will be lower this year due to the fact that the required in-person interviews were suspended due to the coronavirus, according to international tax lawyer David Lesperance. He says that “there are probably 20,000 or 30,000 people who want to do this [renounce their citizenship], but they can’t get the appointment.”

Axios suggests that the proposed increase of the capital gains may be the case of the American exodus, and despite the fact that it is still a proposal, “it did prompt a lot of calls to Lesperance from people wanting to find out which foreign countries might grant them citizenship.”

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Raesheila
2 months ago

Biden ran on these policies…so his voters…I’m assuming…are not surprised…maybe that is why I can not get them to join in on a political conversation regarding illegals. I live in Texas…they are everywhere…and certainly get service before I do…it is a real head spinner…but I believe…God knows what going on…

GerardR
2 months ago

What countries are “Welcoming Foreign destinations” that you’re referring to?

PaulE
2 months ago

We are currently seeing an average of 180,000 to 200,000 entering our country illegally each and every month since Biden undid all the southern border safeguards on January 20th of this year that President Trump had put in place. At that rate, we are adding a bit over 2,000,000 illegals annually to the existing known count of 40,000,000 that the federal government had totaled by the end of 2018.

By the 2022 mid-term elections, we will have added almost 4,000,000 new illegals living in our country, with most being supported by various taxpayer funded social welfare programs. That’s your money being spent to NOT grow and strengthen the economy and make us more competitive, but rather to simply house, feed, school and provide lifetime free medical care.

By the 2024 election year, that total will have climbed to 8,000,000 on top of the original 40,000,000 already here as of year end 2018. That’s a total of 48,000,000 illegals in a country of 328 million people today. The vast majority all being registered and incentivized to vote Democrat, which they all will.

Those coming here illegally are NOT people looking to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and be productive, self-sustaining members of society. The vast majority coming here are illiterate to the point where many can’t even read or write in their own native languages. They are coming here for all the free handouts the Democrats have promised them. So if you want your children and grandchildren to live and work in a socialist society where they have to support an ever-growing stream of illegals incapable of supporting themselves, then sit on your hands waiting for the next election cycle to come around. The Democrats are playing a numbers game and counting on the American people to do nothing as they import millions of new Democrat voters to ensure permanent political power.

As for Americans fleeing in the face of what would be a wholesale transformation of the United States, just take a look at Germany after Hitler first came to power. Anyone with any sense saw the handwriting on the wall as to where the country was headed and, if they had the means, they emigrated elsewhere ASAP. Same as what occurred when Lenin first took over Russia, Chavez took over Venezuela, Castro first took over Cuba, Mugabe first took over Zimbabwe and Peron first took over Argentina. The list goes on, but hopefully you get the idea. The so-called Human Infrastructure bill that has just been assembled by House Democrats is that sort of truly transformational event, that would trigger the sort of mass emigration of Americans like we have never seen in our history.

Last edited 2 months ago by PaulE
JOHN
2 months ago

Look at ALL of those Democrat VOTES! DISEASE and BEGGARS!!
Overwhelm the system, ruin the economy and break the bank. Just like the Soviet Union! BIDEN is GOOD for America?
The Italians finally got fed up with Benito Mussolini and took care of that once and for all! Exactly what “should” happen here????

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